Robert E. Lee Biography (1918-)

Full name, Robert Edwin Lee; born October 15, 1918, in Elyria, OH; son of C.Melvin (an engineer) and Elvira (a teacher; maiden name, Taft) Lee; married Janet Waldo (an actress), March 29, 1948; children: Jonathan Barlow, Lucy Virginia. Addresses: HOME--15725 Royal Oak Road, Encino, CA 91436. OFFICE--MacGowan Hall, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
October 15, 1918
Elyria, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
  • director, Ten Days That Shook the World, MacGowan Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION AND RADIO WORK; WITH JEROME LAWRENCE
  • Producer, director, and writer: Hollywood Showcase, 1940-41; I Was There,1941-42; They Live Forever, 1942; Columbia Workshop, 1942- 43; Request Performance, 1945-46; Orson Welles Theatre, 1945-46; Favorite Story, 1945-48; Frank Sinatra Show, 1947; The Railroad Hour, 1948-54; Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1949-51; Halls of Ivy, 1950- 51; Date with Judy; The Unexpected; Times Square Playhouse; Song of Norway; West Point; Lincoln: The Unwilling Warrior.
  • Also adaptations for television of Shangri-La and Inherit the Wind.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • (With Jerome Lawrence) Dramatized and directed Rip Van Winkle, The Cask of Amontillado, and A Tale of Two Cities, all Decca.
  • One God, Kapp.
  • Writings
  • PLAYS; WITH JEROME LAWRENCE,EXCEPT AS INDICATED "Laugh, God!," publishedin Six Anti-Nazi Plays, Contemporary Play Publications, 1939.
  • "Inside a Kid's Head," published in Radio Drama in Action, edited by EricBarnouw, published by Farrar and Rinehart, 1945.
  • book, Look Ma, I'm Dancin'!, Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • The Laughmaker, Players Ring Theatre, Los Angeles, 1952, rewritten and produced as Turn on the Night, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, 1961, rewritten and produced as The Crocodile Smile, State Theatre of North Carolina, Flat Rock, NC, 1970, published by Dramatists' Play Service, 1972.
  • Inherit the Wind, National Theatre, New York City, 1955, published by Random House, 1955, reprinted by Bantam, 1969, Dramatists' Play Service, 1958, revised edition, 1963.
  • (with Lawrence and James Hilton) Shangri-La, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1956, published by Morris Music, 1956.
  • Auntie Mame, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1956, published by Vanguard, 1957, Dramatists' Play Service, 1960.
  • The Gang's All Here, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1959, published by World Publishing, 1960, Samuel French, 1961.
  • Only in America, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1959, published by Samuel French, 1960.
  • A Call on Kuprin, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1961, published by Samuel French, 1962.
  • Diamond Orchid, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1965, rewritten and produced as Sparks Fly Upward, McFarlin Auditorium Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1967, published by Dramatists' Play Service, 1967.
  • Mame, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1966, published by Random House, 1967.
  • Dear World, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • The Incomparable Max!, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, 1969, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1971, published as a "Fireside Theatre Play-of-the-Month," Hill and Wang, 1972.
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Ohio State University Theatre, Columbus,1970, Arena Theatre Washington, DC, 1970, published by Hill and Wang, 1971.
  • by himself, Ten Days That Shook the World, MacGowan Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973.
  • Jabberwock: Improbabilities Lived and Imagined by James Thurber in the Fictional City of Columbus, Ohio, Thurber Theatre, Columbus, OH, 1972, Dallas Theatre Center, TX, 1973, published by Samuel French, 1974.
  • First Monday in October, produced in Cleveland, OH, 1975, Kennedy Center,Washington, DC, 1977, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1978.
  • Sounding Brass, New York City production, 1975, published by Samuel French, 1976.
  • Also author, with Jerome Lawrence, of unproduced plays "Top of the Mark,""Paris, France," "Eclipse," "Dilly," "Some Say Ice," "Houseboat in Kashmir,""Short and Sweet," and "The Angels Weep."
  • Writings;OPERAS; WITH LAWRENCE
  • Annie Laurie, published by Harms, Inc., 1954.
  • Roaring Camp, published by Harms, Inc., 1955.
  • Familiar Strangers, published by Harms, Inc., 1956.
  • SCREENPLAYS; WITH LAWRENCE,EXCEPT AS INDICATED My Love Affair with the Human Race, 1962.
  • The New Yorkers, 1963.
  • Joyous Season, 1964.
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, 1976.
  • (with John Sinn) Quintus, 1971.
  • Writings;TELEPLAYS AND RADIO PLAYS; WITH LAWRENCE
  • Hollywood Showcase, 1940-41.
  • I Was There, 1941-42.
  • They Live Forever, 1942.
  • Columbia Workshop, 1942-43.
  • Request Performance, 1945-46.
  • Orson Welles Theatre, 1945-46.
  • Favorite Story, 1945-48.
  • Frank Sinatra Show, 1947.
  • The Railroad Hour, 1948-54.
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1949-51.
  • Halls of Ivy, 1950-51.
  • Date with Judy.
  • The Unexpected.
  • Times Square Playhouse.
  • Song of Norway.
  • West Point.
  • Lincoln: The Unwilling Warrior.
  • Also adaptations for television of Shangri-La and Inherit the Wind.
  • Writings;BOOKS
  • Television: The Revolution, Essential Books, 1944.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • Also, with Lawrence, contributes articles to various periodicals.

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