Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Pearl Somner Biography (1923-)
Born May 5, 1923. Addresses: OFFICE--411 West End Avenue, New York, NY10024.
- FIRST WORK--Commercial/industrial show, 1958.
- NEW YORK DEBUT--The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Coronet, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- The Ninety-Day Mistress, Broadway, 1967.
- But, Seriously, Broadway, 1969.
- Ulysses in Nighttown, Winter Garden, 1974.
- Shenandoah, Broadway Theatre, 1974.
- The Rocky Horror Show, Belasco, 1975.
- Herzl, Broadway, 1976.
- The Trip Back Down, Broadway, 1977.
- Back Country, Broadway, 1978.
- Angel, Minskoff, 1978.
- Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Trafalgar, 1979.
- Last Licks, Broadway, 1979.
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (Mary Tyler Moore company), Trafalgar, 1980.
- The World of Sholom Aleichem, Broadway, 1982.
- 84 Charing Cross Road, Nederlander, 1982.
- Off Broadway: Guitar, 1959; Oh, Kay!, 1960; Billy No-Name, Truck and Warehouse, 1970; The Beauty Part, American Place, 1974; I'm Getting My Act Together...and Taking It on the Road, Public, then Circle in the Square Downtown, 1978; O'Neill and Carlotta, Public, 1979; Regional: Room Service, Theatre-of-the-Living-Arts, Philadelphia, 1966; Shenadoah, Wolftrap, VA, 1976; Dance of Death, Long Day's Journey into Night, Candida, Massachusetts Center Repertory,Shubert, Boston, MA, 1977; Guilty Conscience, Parker Playhouse, FL, 1980.
- Europe: Yankee Doodle Comes to Town, England; artist-in-residence, The Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, East Germany.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Dance-drama of Henry IV, The Making of a King, college tour, 1972.
- Shenandoah, National Company, 1977.
- Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Florida, 1979, Detroit and Washington, DC, 1980, Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1980, Chicago and National Company, 1981.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- The Cross and the Switchblade, Ross Films, 1969.
- Love Story, Paramount, 1970.
- To Avoid a Holocaust, 1970.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, WNET-TV, 1979.
- Also: commercials and industrials, including Westinghouse and Desilu, Hollywood, 1958-1973.
- "Is Modern Dress a Happening?," Theatre Crafts, May/June, 1968 (reissuedin The Theatre Crafts Book of Costume, as "Modern Dress is No Accident," Rodale Press, 1973).
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