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Lynn Fontanne (December 6, 1887 – July 30, 1983)

Lynn Fontanne was a British-born American-based actress and major stage star. Alfred Lunt was an American stage director and actor, often identified for a long-time professional partnership with his wife, Lynn Fontanne. It has been said that Fontanne was lesbian and Lunt gay. Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named for them. Secure in their public image as a happily married couple, they could play adulterers, as in Robert Sherwood's Reunion in Vienna, or as part of a ménage a trois in Noël Coward's Design for Living. In fact, Design for Living, written for the Lunts, was so risqué, with its theme of bisexuality and a ménage à trois, that Coward premiered it in New York, knowing that it would not survive the censor in London. The Lunts appeared together in more than twenty plays. The couple made one film together (The Guardsman; 1931), starred in several radio dramas for the Theatre Guild in the 1940s and starred in a few television productions in the 1950s and 1960s. They are buried next to each other at the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Timeline & Places:

December 6, 1887: born.

1915: built Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Waukesha, WI 53189, Stati Uniti

1920s: lived at 130 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023, Stati Uniti, sharing with Alfred Lunt

May 5, 1958: Globe Theatre is renamed Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, Stati Uniti

July 30, 1983: died. Buried at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977).

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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