Alexander H. Cohen Biography (1920-2000)



Born July 24, 1920, in New York, NY; son of Alexander H., Sr. and Laura (maiden name, Tarantous) Cohen; married Jocelyn Newmark, January 12, 1942 (divorced, February, 1956); married Hildy Parks (an actress, playwright, and producer), February 24, 1956; children: (first marriage) Barbara Ann; (second marriage) Gerald Parks, Christopher Alexander. Career: Producer. Nine O'ClockTheatre, founder; Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT, executive producer, c. 1992-95, and manager of Rich Forum and Palace Theatre; supervised the design or redesign and served as manager of theatres, including O'Keefe Center, Toronto, Ontario, New Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD, and Erlanger Theatre and Locust Street Theatre, both Philadelphia, PA. Military service: U.S. Army, 1942-43. Member: Actors' Fund of America (vice-president;trustee), Society of West End Theatre (London), Players Club, City AthleticClub. Awards, Honors: Special Citation, Outer Circle Award, 1963, for"innovation befitting the development of the intimate revue in New York Citythrough the production of the Nine O'Clock Theatre"; Sam S. Shubert Foundation Award, 1963, for "outstanding contribution to the legitimate theatre"; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Grammy Award nomination, best album notes, 1964, for Beyond the Fringe 1964; Outer Circle awards, all1967, for Black Comedy, The Homecoming, and for contributions to the Antoinette Perry Awards; Antoinette Perry Award, best play, 1967, for The Homecoming; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1967, forBlack Comedy; Emmy Award nomination, special classification achievements, programs category, 1968, for Broadway '68--The Tony Awards; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1971, for Home; Emmy Award, 1971, for The 1971 Tony Awards; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding single program in variety and popular music, and Evening Standard Award, both 1972, for Applause; Theatre World Award, 1973, for his annual television production of the Antoinette Perry Awards; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1974, for Ulysses in Nighttown; Emmy Award nomination, best coverage of special events programs, 1976, for The 30th Annual Tony Awards; Emmy Award nomination, program achievement in special events, 1979, for Good Luck Tonight--The 1979 Tony Awards; Emmy Award,outstanding program achievement in special events, 1980, for The 34th Annual Tony Awards; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best musical, 1980, for A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine; Emmy Award, outstandingvariety, music, or comedy program, 1982, for Night of 100 Stars; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1983, for Play Memory; Emmy Award nominations, best variety, music, or comedy program, 1983, 1984, and 1986, all for the annual broadcasts of the Antoinette Perry Awards.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer
Birth Details
July 24, 1920
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
April 22, 2000
Manhattan, New York

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