Dolph Sweet Biography (1920-)
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As a navigator of B-24's during WWII, Mr. Sweet was shot down on the Ploesti raid and was a prisoner of war in Germany for two years. It was there that he made his theatrical debut performing roles in plays which the prisonersput on for their own entertainment. He became a full-time actor in 1961 and has remained so, ever since. Mr. Sweet was a semi-pro football player and a boxer, and is a skilled swimmer.
- actor, director, teacher
- Birth Details
- July 18, 1920
- New York
- Non-Theatrical Career
- Textile foreman, truck driver, skating rink manager.
- While a prisoner of war during WWII, appeared as Mrs. White, The Monkey's Paw at the Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany, 1944.
- New York Debut
- Grocer/Fireman, Rhinoceros, Longacre, 1961.
- Principal Stage Appearances
- Appeared in many roles at the Lakes Region Playhouse in New Hampshire, 1950-52, also at the Chautauqua Opera Association in New York State and at theCherry County Playhouse in Traverse City, MI, 1956, Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, 1958; Vincent, Legend of Lovers, 41st Street Theatre, NY, 1959;Chef, Romulus, Music Box, NY, 1962; Commodore Roseabove, Oh Dad, Poor Dad ..., Phoenix, NY, 1962; title role, The Dragon, Phoenix, 1963; Sacco, The Advocate, ANTA, NY, 1963; Johnson, Too Much Johnson, Phoenix, 1964; Max, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Longacre, NY, 1964; Bonnie Doon, The Great Indoors, O'Neill, NY, 1966; Max, Berlin Is Mine, Forum, Lincoln Center, NY, 1966; Bludgeon, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Theatre de Lys, NY, 1966; Edward Quinn, Hogan's Goat, American Place, St. Clement's, NY, 1965; Stever Kenny, The Natural Look, Longacre, NY, 1967; Sussex, The Ceremony ofInnocence, American Place, NY, St. Clement's, NY, 1968; Whiskers, Billy, Billy Rose, NY, 1969; Frank Bishop, The Penny Wars, Royale,NY, 1969; King, Exit the King, Marymount, Tarrytown, NY, 1970; Max (revival), The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Longacre, NY, 1972;title role, Agamemnon, McCarter, Princeton, NJ, 1972; Stanley, Bread, American Place, NY, 1974; Streamers, Newhouse, Lincoln Center,NY.
- Principal Film Appearances
- You're a Big Boy Now, 1967; The Swimmer, 1968; Finian's Rainbow, 1968; A Lovely Way to Die, 1968; The April Fools, 1969; The Lost Man, 1969; The Out-of-Towners, 1970; Colossus: The Forbin Project, 1970; The New Centurions, 1972; Cops and Robbers, 1973; Fear Is the Key, 1973; The Amazing Grace, 1974; Sisters, 1974; Bad News Bears, Part II, 1977; Which Way Is Up, 1977; Heaven Can Wait, 1978; The Wanderers,1979; Go Tell the Spartans, 1978; To Smithereens, 1980.
- Television Debut
- The Defenders, 1961-63.
- Principal Television Appearances
- The Nurses, 1963; East Side/West Side, 1963; title role, "The Dragon," Dupont Show of the Week, 1963; Sgt. Garrison, The Trials of O'Brien, 1966; Harry Constable, The Edge of Night, 1967;Sheriff Jesse Bard, The Desperate Hours, 1967; Morgan, "To Confuse theAngel," Prudential's Onstage, 1970; General, Between Time andTimbuktu, 1972; Henry Peterson, The Watergate Tapes, 1974; sheriff, The Migrants, 1974; Gil McGowan, Another World, 1974-75; Billy Peoples: Portrait of a Street Kid; Taxi; Little House on the Prairie; Spiderman; Angie; A Killing Affair; co-star, Gimme a Break; Hill StreetBlues.
- Theatre-Related Career
- Head of Drama Division of the English Department, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1949-1961.