Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Donald Driver Biography (c. 1923-1988)
Born c. 1923 in Portland, OR; died of AIDS, June 27, 1988, in New York, NY; children: Dion.
- Birth Details
- c. 1923
- Portland, Oregon, United States
- Death Details
- June 27, 1988
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Chorus dancer, Guys and Dolls, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- chorus dancer, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Private Webster, Buttrio Square, Century Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- Frank, Show Boat, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Jerry, Hit the Trail, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Og the leprechaun, Finian's Rainbow, City Center Theatre, 1955.
- Also appeared as Emile, The Gay Felons, Wilmington, DE, 1959.
- FIRST BROADWAY WORK--Director, Marat/Sade, National Players Company, Majestic Theatre, 1967.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- The Taming of the Shrew, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1965.
- Your Own Thing, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1968, then Comedy Theatre, London, 1969.
- Mike Downstairs, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Our Town, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Status Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1971, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1973.
- South Pacific, Wolf Trap Farm, Vienna, VA, 1977.
- Broadway Follies, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- (also choreographer) Oh, Brother!, ANTA Theatre, 1981.
- The Glass Menagerie, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1985.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, From Paris with Love, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1962.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Director, The Naked Ape, Universal, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- Louis D'Arc, Naughty Marietta, NBC, 1955.
- See production credits above, unless indicated.
- From Paris with Love, 1962.
- (book for musical) Your Own Thing (adapted from the play Twelfth Night byWilliam Shakespeare), 1968.
- Status Quo Vadis, 1971.
- Broadway Follies, 1981.
- (book and lyrics for musical) Oh, Brother! (adapted from the play The Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare), 1981.
- In the Sweet Bye and Bye, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1983.
- A Walk Out of Water, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown, PA, 1985.
- The Naked Ape, 1973.
- G.I. Jive, PBS.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, June 29, 1988.
- New York Times, June 28, 1988.
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