Norman Barrs Biography (1917-)

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Mr. Barrs has made a specialty of British dialect roles. For seven years he was a permanent member of the Dublin Gate Theatre (1941-48) and has taught atthe American Academy of Dramatic Art, Stella Adler Studio, AMDA, and the NewYork Academy of Theatrical Arts. He has also stage-managed several shows (three on Broadway, four at the Blackfriars Theatre) and directed shows for Equity Library Theatre, Equity Community Plays and the MacArthur Summer Theatre inVermont. Between 1940 and 1941 he had his own "fitup" touring company in Ireland. He records books for the American Foundation for the Blind. For ten years he was a professional, practicing astrologer. At the beginning of his career he was a practicing magician, did a single and a double musical act in British Vaudeville and performed straight man stand-up comedy for Dublin comedians Jimmy O'Dea, Noel Purcell and Cecil Sheridan. He was also seen in manymusical revues in Dublin between 1941 and 1948.

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