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playwright

Sylvia Regan, American playwright. Recipient citition Federation Women Zionists of Great Britain and Ireland, 1953. Secretary Sydney Epstein Memorial Fund for Strang Cancer Clinic, New York City, 1948-1968. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, American Jewish History Society, National Council Jewish Women (citation of merit 1953).

Background

Regan, Sylvia was born on April 15, 1908 in New York City. Daughter of Louis and Esther (Albert) Hoffenberg.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Broadway actress, New York City, 1927-1931;with public relations and promotion department, Theratre Union and Orson Welles Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1932-1939;playwright, since 1940.

Membership

Secretary Sydney Epstein Memorial Fund for Strang Cancer Clinic, New York City, 1948-1968. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, American Jewish History Society, National Council Jewish Women (citation of merit 1953).

Connections

Married James J. Regan, February 11, 1931 (divorced June 1936). Married second Abraham Ellstein, November 7, 1940 (deceased March 1963).

father:
Louis Hoffenberg

mother:
Esther (Albert) Hoffenberg

spouses:
James J. Regan

second Abraham Ellstein