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author , theater and film producer

Richmond Dillard Crinkley, American theater and film producer, author. Fulbright fellow, 1965-1967. Member Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Crinkley, Richmond Dillard was born on January 20, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of James Epes and Sarah Elizabeth (Beck) Crinkley.


Bachelor of Arts with honors, University of Virginia, 1961;Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1966;postgraduate, University of Oxford, 1965-1967.


Assistant professor English literature University North Carolina, 1967-1969. Executive director American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1976-1978. Executive director Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1978-1984.

Trustee Stage II, London, Station WETA-television, Washington, 1969-1973. Member board Shakespeare Quarterly, 1971-1973. President Cerberus Enterprises, since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Director programs, Folger Shakespeare Library. Producer, Folger Theatre Group, 1969-1973, theater producer, assistant to chairman, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, 1973-1976, trustee, since 1981. Producer: numerous Broadway plays including The Skin of Our Teeth, 1975, Summer Brave, 1975, The Royal Family, 1975, Sweet Bird of Youth, 1975, Out of Our Father's House (for Public Broadcasting Service), 1978, The Elephant Man, 1979, ABC-television, 1981 (Tony award), The Philadelphia Story, Tintypes, 1980, The Floating Light Bulb, 1981, Macbeth, 1983 and ABC-television, 1983, Passion, 1983.

      Author: Walter Pater: Humanist, 1971.


Member Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


James Epes Crinkley

Sarah Elizabeth (Beck) Crinkley