Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Eric Brotherson Biography (1911-1989)
Born May 10, 1911, in Chicago, IL; died October 21, 1989, in New York, NY; son of John Henry and Ella Stankowitz Brotherson; married Helen Harsh (deceased).
Favorite roles: Russell Paxton, Lady in the Dark, and Henry Spofford, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
- Birth Details
- May 10, 1911
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Death Details
- October 21, 1989
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Guest, Between the Devil, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, then (Broadway debut) Imperial Theatre, 1937.
- Chorus member, Set to Music, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Russell Paxton, Lady in the Dark, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1941-43.
- Byron Burns, My Dear Public, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Falke, Rosalinda, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, Los Angeles, CA, 1947.
- Henry Spofford, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Simon Jenkins, Room Service, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Ferelli, The Fifth Season, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Sir Edward Ramsey, The King and I, New York State Theatre, 1964.
- Hartkopf, The Great Waltz, Music Center, Los Angeles, 1965.
- (London debut) Hartkopf, The Great Waltz, Theatre Royal and Drury Lane Theatre, both 1970.
- Van Corlandt, Knickerbocker Holiday, Curran Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1971.
- Max Detweiler, The Sound of Music, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, 1972.
- Sam Nash, Jesse Kiplinger, Cirque Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1975.
- Roy Hubley, Plaza Suite, Cirque Theatre, 1975.
- Ensemble, A Musical Jubilee (revue), St. James Theatre, New York City, 1975.
- Colonel Pickering, My Fair Lady, St. James Theatre, 1976.
- Colonel Pickering, My Fair Lady, Showboat Theatre, Tampa, FL, 1978.
- Also appeared as guest artist with the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1971-72 season.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Jamie, later Zottan Karpathy and Colonel Pickering, My Fair Lady, UnitedStates and Soviet Union, 1957-63.
- Horace Vandergelder, Hello Dolly!, U.S. cities, 1967-68.
- Also toured in Make Mine Manhattan, 1949, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1951-52, and as Radbury, Pleasures and Palaces, 1965.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Real estate agent, Blacula, American International Pictures, 1972.
- Larrabee's butler, What's Up Doc?, Warner Brothers, 1972.
- Also appeared in Star, 1967, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1970, and as maitre d', in The Black Bird, 1975.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Porter, The Hound of the Baskervilles (pilot), ABC, 1972.
- Mr. Hall, Betrayal (movie), ABC, 1974.
- Variety, November 1, 1989.
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