Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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George Rose Biography (1920-)
Full name, George Walter Rose; born February 19, 1920, in Bicester, England;son of Walter John Alfred (a butcher) and Eva Sarah (Rolfe) Rose. Addresses: AGENT--International Creative Management, 40 W. 57th Street, New York,NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- February 19, 1920
- Bicester, England
- LONDON DEBUT--Peer Gynt, Old Vic Company, New Theatre, 1944.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Peto, Henry IV, Part I, Century Theatre, 1946.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- With the Old Vic Company, at the New Theatre, London: Peto, Henry IV, Part I, Thomas, Duke of Clarence, Lord Bardolph, and Mouldy, Henry IV, Part II,Sir Christopher Hatton, The Critic, and appeared in the chorus of Oedipus Rex, all 1945.
- the Duke of Burgundy and a captain, King Lear, and Montfleury, Cyrano deBergerac, both 1946.
- Kastril, The Alchemist, the Duke of Surrey and Keeper, Richard II, Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, and an English Soldier, Saint Joan, all 1947.
- Zemlyanika, The Government Inspector, and a Roman herald, Coriolanus, both 1948.
- Dickie Miles, People Like Us, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1948.
- Tiresias, Oedipus Rex, and George, Peace Comes to Peckham, both with theHigh Wycombe Repertory Company at the High Wycombe Repertory Theatre, U.K., 1948.
- appeared in the revue, 1066 and All That, with the Royal Artillery Repertory Company, at the Royal Artillery Theatre, Woolwich, U.K., 1948.
- With the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon: Lennox, Macbeth, Snug, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dogberry, Much Ado About Nothing, Belarius, Cymbeline, Brabantio, Othello, first gentleman, HenryVIII, Pompey, Measure for Measure, and Oswald, King Lear, all 1949-50.
- Harry, Nothing Up My Sleeve, Watergate Theatre, London, 1950.
- William Humpage, A Penny for a Song, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1951.
- Autolycus, The Winter's Tale, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1951.
- Dogberry, Much Ado About Nothing, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1952.
- Sailor Johnston, The Square Ring, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1952.
- Boanerges, The Apple Cart, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1953.
- Nils Krogstad, A Doll's House, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1953.
- Jules, My Three Angels, Royal Theatre, Brighton, then Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1955.
- Maitland, The Chalk Garden, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1956.
- Living for Pleasure, Garrick Theatre, London, 1958.
- Magistrate, The Trial of Cob and Leach, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1959.
- Dogberry, Much Ado About Nothing, Cambridge Drama Festival, Cambridge, MA, then Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Burgomaster, The Visit, Royalty Theatre, London, 1960.
- Creon, Antigone, Magistrate, The Trial of Cob and Leach, both under the title, "Trials by Logue," Royal Court Theatre, London, 1960.
- Common Man, A Man for All Seasons and On the Avenue, both Globe Theatre,London, 1961.
- Common Man, A Man for All Seasons, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- First Grave Digger, Hamlet, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- Glas, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, Plymouth Theatre, New York City,1964.
- Martin Ruiz, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, ANTA Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Henry Horatio Hobson, Walking Happy, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Truscott, Loot, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Alfred P. Doolittle, My Fair Lady, City Center, New York City, 1968.
- Mr. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Mankato University, 1968.
- Reverend Leslie Rankin, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1968.
- Steward, Carpenter, and January, Canterbury Tales, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Louis Greff, Coco, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Mr. Booker, Wise Child, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1972.
- Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Henry, My Fat Friend, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- Alfred P. Doolittle, My Fair Lady, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1976.
- Mr. Maraczek, She Loves Me, Town Hall Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- General Burgoyne, The Devil's Disciple, Almady, The Play's the Thing, andtitle role, Julius Caesar, all with the Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre Company, NY, 1978.
- Hawkins, The Kingfisher, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Mr. Darling and Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New YorkCity, 1979.
- Major General Stanley, The Pirates of Penzance, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1980, then Uris Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- appeared in Hey, Look Me Over!, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1981.
- Boris Kolenkhov, You Can't Take It with You, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Dr. Josef Winkler, Dance a Little Closer, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Stephen Frauldgate, Beethoven's Tenth, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- Die Fledermaus, San Francisco Opera Company, 1984.
- Reverend Ernest Lynton, Aren't We All?, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New YorkCity, 1985.
- Baron Von Epp, A Patriot for Me, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.
- appeared in Side by Side by Sondheim, Papermill Playhouse, Milburn, NJ, 1985.
- Mayor Thomas Sapsea/Chairman, Mr. William Cartwright, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, NYSF, Delacorte Theatre, then Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1985-87.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- U.S. cities: Common man, A Man for All Seasons, 1961.
- Louis Greff, Coco, 1971.
- Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, 1972.
- Lutz, The Student Prince, 1973.
- Henry, My Fat Friend, 1975.
- FILM DEBUT--Coachman, The Pickwick Papers, Kingsley, 1952.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- The Square Ring, Rank, 1953.
- The Wicked Wife, Allied Artists, 1955.
- The Sea Shall Not Have Them, United Artists, 1955.
- The Shiralee, Rank, 1955.
- Barnacle Bill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1956.
- Panic in the Parlor, DCA, 1956.
- The Third Key, Rank, 1957.
- A Tale of Two Cities, Rank, 1958.
- The Good Companions, Stratford, 1958.
- A Night to Remember, Lopert, 1958.
- The Devil's Disciple, United Artists, 1959.
- The Heart of a Man, Rank, 1959.
- Jack the Ripper, Paramount, 1960.
- No Love for Johnnie, Embassy, 1961.
- Hawaii, United Artists, 1966.
- A New Leaf, Paramount, 1971.
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Cinema V, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Mr. Hacker, Beacon Hill, CBS, 1975.
- MINI-SERIES Holocaust.
- appeared on Stage 2, CBS, 1964.
Credits; DRAMATIC SPECIALS
- Noah, Before the Flood, BBC, 1951.
- the sergeant, The Face of Love, ATV, 1954.
- the tax inspector, Both Ends Meet, ATV, 1955.
- Trock, Winterset, ATV, 1957.
- the prisoner, "The Dock Brief" and the husband, "What Shall We Tell Caroline?," both on Play of the Week, WNTA, 1959.
- the magistrate, "Oliver Twist," DuPont Show of the Month, NBC, 1959.
- George, "The Fifth Column," Buick Electra Playhouse, CBS, 1960.
- Owen, "The Citadel," DuPont Show of the Month, NBC, 1960.
- Ben Gunn, "Treasure Island," DuPont Show of the Month, NBC, 1960.
- Drinkwater, "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1960.
- Ericson, The Family First, ATV, 1960.
- Salinas, Top Secret, ARTV, 1961.
- Raguneau, "Cyrano de Bergerac," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1962.
- Doolittle, "Pygmalion," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1963.
- appeared in "Eagle in a Cage," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1965.
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