Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Hiram Sherman Biography (1908-1989)
Born February 11, 1908, in Boston, MA; died of a stroke, April 11, 1989, in Springfield, IL; son of Clifford and Gwendolen (Lawrence) Sherman.
- Birth Details
- February 11, 1908
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Death Details
- April 11, 1989
- Springfield, Illinois, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Murderer, Le Tour de Nesle, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1927.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Robbin, Horse Eats Hat, Federal Theatre Project, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 1936.
- LONDON DEBUT--Jeff, Brigadoon, His Majesty's Theatre, 1949.
- Reverend Salvation and Junior Mister, The Cradle Will Rock, Venice Theatre, New York City, 1937.
- Casca, Julius Caesar and Firk, The Shoemaker's Holiday, both Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1937.
- ensemble, Sing Out the News (revue), Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Touchstone, As You Like It, both Globe Theatre, New York World's Fair, Flushing, NY, 1939.
- Ogden Quiler, Very Warm for May, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Reverend Ernest Dunwoody, Boyd's Daughter, Booth Theatre, New York City,1940.
- Copmere, Mum's the Word, Belmont Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Cy Blodgett, The Talley Method, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1941.
- Ragueneau, Cyrano de Bergerac, Alvin Theatre, 1946.
- Kastril, The Alchemist, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Pete Murray, Town House, National Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Jeff, Brigadoon, Opera House, Manchester, U.K., 1949.
- Philip Dupre, Four Twelves Are 48, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Harry, I Married an Angel and Baron Popoff, The Merry Widow, both Fair Park Auditorium, Dallas, TX, 1951.
- David Slater, The Moon Is Blue, Harris Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1952.
- Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz, Fair Park Auditorium, 1952.
- ensemble, Two's Company (revue), Alvin Theatre, 1952.
- Edward, Dear Charles, New Parsons Theatre, Hartford, CT, 1953.
- Charles Belden, The Frogs of Spring, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- compere, Three for Tonight (revue), Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Harvey Wilson, Goodbye Again, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Pompey, Measure for Measure and Hubert de Burgh, King John, both AmericanShakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1956.
- Jupiter, Orpheus in the Underworld, City Center Theatre, 1956.
- Pompey, Measure for Measure, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Panisse, Fanny, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, TX, 1957.
- Baron Popoff, The Merry Widow, City Center Theatre, 1957.
- compere, International Soiree (revue), Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Polonius, Hamlet, Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and shepherd and third gentleman, The Winter's Tale, all American Shakespeare Festival, 1958.
- Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Sergeant, All's Well That Ends Well, all American Shakespeare Festival, 1959.
- Berenger, The Killer, Seven Arts Center, New York City, 1960.
- ensemble, The Art of Living (revue), Criterion Theatre, London, 1960.
- Touchstone, As You Like It, Porter, Macbeth, and Pandarus, Troilus and Cressida, all American Shakespeare Festival, 1961.
- Porter, Macbeth and Pandarus, Troilus and Cressida, both American Shakespeare Festival Performance at the White House, Washington, DC, 1961.
- narrator, Die Lustige Witwe, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1962.
- Oscar Nelson, Mary, Mary, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1963.
- Reverend Salvation, The Cradle Will Rock, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, 1964.
- Albert Denison, Everybody Out, the Castle Is Sinking, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, 1964.
- Pinky, Family Things, Etc., Westport, CT, 1965, retitled Where's Daddy?,Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Wingate, How Now, Dow Jones, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Matthew Cuthbert, Anne of Green Gables, New Theatre, London, 1969.
- Also appeared in a dedicatory program of one-act plays by William Saroyanand Thornton Wilder, Congress Hall, Berlin, Germany, 1957; War, Women, and Other Trivia, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, 1971; and with the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1971-72.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- David Slater, The Moon Is Blue, U.S. cities, 1951-52.
- Charles Belden, The Frogs of Spring, U.S. cities, 1953.
- Philip, The Little Hut, U.S. cities, 1954.
- Baron Popoff, The Merry Widow, U.S. cities, 1957.
- Oscar Nelson, Mary, Mary, U.S. cities, 1962-63.
- Harbour Gage, Heart's Delight, U.S. cities, 1964.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Donald Hinchley, One Third of a Nation, Paramount, 1939.
- English commentary, Fan-Fan the Tulip (also known as Soldier in Love), Lopert, 1952.
- Harry Harkness, The Solid Gold Cadillac, Columbia, 1956.
- Oscar Nelson, Mary, Mary, Warner Brothers, 1963.
- Breckenduff, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, Paramount, 1967.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Uncle Simon, The Tammy Grimes Show, ABC, 1966.
- Title role, That's Our Sherman, NBC, 1948.
- Alcoa Hour, NBC.
- Studio One, CBS.
- Also Prudential Family Playhouse.
- King of Hearts, "Alice in Wonderland," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1955.
- R.H. Macy, Miracle on 34th Street, NBC, 1959.
- Henry Stoddard, The Man in the Dog Suit, NBC, 1960.
- Judge Bowling Greene, "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1964.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, April 19-25, 1989.
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