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Eugenia Rawls Biography (1916-2000)
Full name, Mary Eugenia Rawls; born September 11, 1916, in Macon, GA; daughter of Hubert Fields (a lawyer) and Louise (a pianist; maiden name, Roberts) Rawls; married Donald R. Seawell (a lawyer, producer, and publisher), April 5,1941; children: Brockman and Brook (daughter). Addresses: AGENT--Talent Representatives, 20 E. 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- September 11, 1916
- Macon, Georgia, United States
- Death Details
- November 8, 2000
- Denver, Colorado
- STAGE DEBUT--Clare Tree Major's Children's Theatre, New York City, 1933.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Peggy, The Children's Hour, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 1934-35, for eight-hundred-twenty-two performances.
- LONDON DEBUT--Title role, Affectionately Yours, Fanny Kemble and title role, Tallulah, a Memory, British National Theatre at the Arts Theatre.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Tomassa, To Quito and Back, Guild Theatre, New York City, 1937.
- Dene Horey, Journeyman, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Susannah and the Elders and The Inner Light, both Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1938.
- Celia, As You Like It, Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, all New York World's Fair Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Alexandra, The Little Foxes, National Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Ellean, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, 1940.
- Alexandra, The Little Foxes, Newport Playhouse, RI, 1941.
- ingenue, Curtain Going Up, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1941.
- title role, Harriet, University of Syracuse Theatre, NY, 1942.
- Evelyn Heath, Guest in the House, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1942.
- Connie, Cry Havoc, Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, 1943.
- Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca, Ogunquit Playhouse, ME, 1944.
- Hester Falk, The Man Who Had All the Luck, Forrest Theatre, New York City, 1944.
- Harriet Harris, Strange Fruit, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1945.
- Ann Downs, The Shrike, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- Mrs. Czerney, The Great Sebastians, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Catherine, All the Way Home, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, 1961.
- standby for role of Nina Kecew, First Love, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Emily Bindix, A Case of Libel, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Amanda, The Glass Menagerie, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1965.
- Our Town, Repertory Theatre of New Orleans, 1967.
- Mrs. Beavis, The Poker Session, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1967.Title role, Affectionately Yours, Fanny Kemble, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1972, and later at the Bath Festival, U.K., 1972, School for Social Research Theatre, London, 1974.
- title role, Tallulah, a Memory, American Embassy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1972.
- Amanda Mangebois, The Enchanted, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1973.
- Also Women of the West, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Jane Bennett, Pride and Prejudice, U.S. cities, 1934.
- Alexandra, The Little Foxes, U.S. cities, 1940-41.
- Evelyn Heath, Guest in the House, U.S. cities, 1942.
- Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca, U.S. cities, 1944.
- title roles, Affectionately Yours, Fanny Kemble and Tallulah, a Memory, U.S. cities including Washington, DC, Chapel Hill, NC, 1974.
- Also Women of the West, U.S. and European cities as well as on board theQueen Elizabeth II ocean liner.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Mrs. Elvsted, "Hedda Gabler," The U.S. Steel Hour, CBS,1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Margaret, On the Road to Reality, ABC, 1960-61.
- Elaine Harris, Love of Life, CBS, 1966-67.
- Grace Burton, As the World Turns, CBS, 1972-73.
- Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC.
- Dupont Show of the Month, NBC.
- The Great Sebastians, NBC, 1957.
- The Doctors, NBC, 1963.
- Nurses, CBS, 1963.
- "The Magnificent Yankee," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1965.
- "A Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1968.
- The Joe Franklin Show.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Has appeared in many documentary films.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
- "Look Homeward Angel," Voice of America.
- Look Homeward Angel.
- Also recorded ninety-six talking books for the sightless.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED Tallulah, a Memory, University of Alabama Presss, 1979.
- A Moment Ago, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Presss, 1984.
- NON-FICTION Contributed to two published cookbooks and cooperated with Brendan Gill in preparing the book Tallulah, published in 1973.
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