Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Bette Henritze to Clint Howard
Alan Hewitt Biography (1915-)
Born January 21, 1915, in New York, NY; died of cancer in New York, NY, November 7, 1986; son of William M. (an advertiser and publisher) and Hortense J.(a manufacturer; maiden name, Baum) Hewitt.
Alan Hewitt served as the Actors' Equity Association's unofficial archivist and statistician. He compiled valuable annual charts tabulating Equity employment. He also prepared the chronology of the careers of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne that was printed in the program book for the American National Theatre Academy (ANTA)/West tribute to the Lunts on June 11, 1972. He compiled thesame type of chronology for Helen Hayes on the occasion of the ANTA/West salute to her on July 6, 1976.
- Birth Details
- January 21, 1915
- New York, New York, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--The Death of Bad Grammar, P.S. 6, New York City, 1925.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Guild Theatre, 1935.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Mose, The Pursuit of Happiness, Douglas Helder, Interference, Tom Crosby,Song and Dance Man, Philip, You Never Can Tell, Al Diamond, Minick, and LordClinton, Mary Tudor, all in Cohasset, MA, 1934.
- CT, Dorilant, The Country Wife, Sergeant Duval, Ode to Liberty, and interned officer, The Coward, all Westport Country Playhouse, NY, 1935.
- First Officer, Idiot's Delight, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1936.
- Jeremy, Love for Love, Pat, Dr. Knock, Juggins, Fanny's First Play, and music master, The Would-Be Gentleman, all at the Westport Country Playhouse, 1936.
- Clayton Herrick, The Golden Journey, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1936.
- Fritzi, The Masque of Kings and Warrior, Amphitryon 38, both Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1937.
- Yacov, The Seagull, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Martin Holme, The Ghost of Yankee Doodle, Wolf Beifeld, Liliom, HonorableAlan Howard, French without Tears, and Clendon Wyatt, Rain from Heaven, allat the Lydia Mendelsohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI, 1938.
- Bill Chapman, Away from It All, Rockridge Theatre, Carmel, NY, 1938.
- David Kingsley, Stage Door and One for the Money, both Suffern, NY, 1938.
- Toby Cartwright, Ways and Means, Alec Harvey, Still Life, Homer Sampson,Grandpa, Honorable Alan Howard, French without Tears, and Corbier, Cognac, all Casino Theatre, Newport, RI, 1938.
- Mago, The Road to Rome, Maplewood, NJ, and Albany, NY, 1938.
- Alex Hewitt, The American Way, Center Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Philip Graves, Here Today, Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA, 1939.
- David F. Winmore, Love's Old Sweet Song, Plymouth Theatre, New York City,1940.
- Lawrence Vail, Once in a Lifetime, Suffern, NY, 1941.
- Wilfred Marks, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Cort Theatre, New York City,1941.
- Captain Loft, The Moon Is Down, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1942.
- Tony Kenyon, Skylark and Captain Jensen, The Skull Beneath, both stock productions, 1947.
- Morgan Kilpatrick, The Gentleman from Athens, Mansfield Theatre, New YorkCity, 1947.
- Howard Wagner, Death of a Salesman, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Pemberton Maxwell, Call Me Madam, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Valentine, You Never Can Tell and Lord Allan Frobisher, Jane, both at theBerkshire Playhouse, 1953.
- Lord Chamberlain and First Judge, Ondine, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Cardinal Richelieu, The Three Musketeers, St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, MO, 1956.
- E.K. Hornbeck, Inherit the Wind, National Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Angelo, Measure for Measure, Library of Congress Theatre, Washington, DC,1958.
- Judge Michael Lengel, Outrage, Eisenhower Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1982.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Delivery boy, Bring on the Girls, U.S. cities, 1934.
- third huntsman and Philip, The Taming of the Shrew, U.S. cities, 1935.
- Sir James Fenton, Petticoat Fever, Frederick Ogden, The Virginian, and Boze Hertzlinger, The Petrified Forest, all U.S. cities, 1937.
- Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, U.S. cities, 1939-40.
- Warwick Wilson, Biography, Brooks, The Bat, Alastair Fitzfassenden, The Millionairess, and Philip Graves, Here Today, all 1940.
- Rudd Kendall, Old Acquaintance, 1942.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Bus Stop, Berkshire Playhouse, 1957.
- Inherit the Wind, Grist Mill Playhouse, Andover, NJ, 1957.
- Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA,1959.
- FILM DEBUT--Matt Helmsley, Career, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- A Private's Affairs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
- The Absent Minded Professor, Buena Vista, 1961.
- Bachelor in Paradise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1961.
- Follow That Dream, United Artists, 1962.
- Dr. Gruber, That Touch of Mink, Universal, 1962.
- Days of Wine and Roses, Warner Brothers, 1962.
- Son of Flubber, Buena Vista, 1963.
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Buena Vista, 1964.
- How to Murder Your Wife, United Artists, 1965.
- The Monkey's Uncle, Buena Vista, 1965.
- The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, Buena Vista, 1968.
- The Brotherhood, Paramount, 1968.
- Sweet Charity, Universal, 1969.
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Buena Vista, 1970.
- R.P.M., Columbia, 1970.
- The Barefoot Executive, Buena Vista, 1971.
- Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Buena Vista, 1972.
- The Seniors, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Det. Bill Brennan, My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1964-66.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- The Defenders.
- Dr. Kildare.
- Perry Mason.
- U.S. Steel Hour.
- Gomer Pyle.
- I Dream of Jeannie.
- Lost in Space.
- Love, American Style.
- Bob Newhart Show.
- Slattery's People.
- Hec Ramsay.
- Wild, Wild West.
- Felony Squad.
- Movie of the Week.
- NBC World Premier.
- MINI-SERIES The Adams Chronicles.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
- Theatre Guild on the Air.
- NBC Calvalcade.
- The Greatest Story Ever Told.
- Famous Jury Trials.
- Radio Reader's Digest.
- More than 225 books for the blind and physically handicapped for the American Foundation for the Blind, Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress.
- Wrote an essay on American acting in the twentieth century in the The American Theatre: A Sum of Its Parts, Samuel French.
- Essays have also been included in The New Republic, Theatre Arts, EquityMagazine, Equity News, Screen Actor, The New York Times.
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