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Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)

Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. She was born in Berlin to American parents and raised in Buffalo, New York.
Born: February 16, 1893, Berlin, Germany
Died: June 9, 1974, Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States
Education: University at Buffalo
Lived: 139 Queen St, Cobourg, ON K9A 1N1, Canada (43.95981, -78.15947)
23 Beekman Pl, New York, NY 10022, USA (40.75286, -73.96511)
Peter Rock, Woods Road, Snedens Landing
Buried: Tisbury Village Cemetery, Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 235
Spouse: Guthrie McClintic (m. 1921–1961)
Movies: Stage Door Canteen, Helen Keller in Her Story, This Is Our Island
Books: I wanted to be an actress
Parents: Peter Cornell , Alice Gardner Plimpton

Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other. Cornell is noted for her major Broadway roles in serious dramas, often directed by her husband, Guthrie McClintic. Guthrie McClintic was a successful theatre director, film director and producer based in New York. In what may have been lavender marriages, homosexual McClintic was married to actress Estelle Winwood, and then to actress Katharine Cornell—herself a lesbian—for forty years. After they were married, they formed a production team M.C. & C Company, which produced all her plays for the rest of his life. He directed every play that Cornell starred in, including Romeo and Juliet, Candida, Antony and Cleopatra, No Time for Comedy, Antigone, St. Joan, The Doctor's Dilemma, Three Sisters, There Shall Be No Night, and The Constant Wife. During their stage career, Cornell and McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.
Together from 1921 to 1961: 40 years.
Guthrie McClintic (August 6, 1893 - October 29, 1961)
Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Katharine Cornell was a member of the “Sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton, Tallulah Bankhead, and Mercedes de Acosta, among others. Nancy Hamilton was an American actress, playwright, lyricist, director and producer. She worked in the New York theater from 1932-1954. She wrote sketches and lyrics for the revues New Faces of 1934 (1934), One for the Money (1939), Two for the Show (1940) and Three to Make Ready (1946). She is best known as the lyricist for the popular song, How High the Moon. Helen Keller: A Life was produced by Nancy Hamilton and narrated by Katharine Cornell (about Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller). Dear Liar was both Cornell’s and Guthrie McClintic’s last play. On October 29, 1961, McClintic passed away at his and Cornell’s Palisades home. Nearing 70, feeling a lack of connection to the current theater and without the partner who had helped her shape her career for 40 years, Cornell retired from the stage. Over the next 13 years, she split her time between her Manhattan apartment and her beloved Martha’s Vineyard house, where she lived with lifelong friend and companion, Nancy Hamilton. She and Hamilton were active members of the Vineyard Haven community until Cornell’s death on June 9, 1974. Cornell was buried in Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard.
Together from (around) 1930 to 1974: 44 years.
Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)
Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 - February 18, 1985)



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Katharine Cornell married Guthrie McClintic on September 8, 1921, in her aunt's summer home in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Cornell's family often summered there among other wealthy Americans. Nonetheless, it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and Guthrie was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.
Address: 139 Queen St, Cobourg, ON K9A 1N1, Canada (43.95981, -78.15947)
Type: Private Property
Place
Colonel Chambliss, Managing Director of the Cobourg & Marmora Railway and Mining Company built this American style Victoria house, "Hadfield Hurst" (202 Green Street), in 1879. In 1890, Colonel Douglas Cornell of Buffalo, purchased it as a summer residence. In 1929, it became a girls' school known as "Hatfield Hall". In 1873 Major William Taylor built the house at 139 Queen Street. It later belonged to Lydia Cornell, whose niece Katharine Cornell, a famous Broadway actress, was married here in 1921.
Life
Who: Guthrie McClintic (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961) and Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)
Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other. Cornell is noted for her major Broadway roles in serious dramas, often directed by her husband, Guthrie McClintic. Guthrie McClintic was a successful theatre director, film director and producer based in New York. In what may have been lavender marriages, homosexual McClintic was married to actress Estelle Winwood, and then to actress Katharine Cornell— herself a lesbian— for forty years. After they were married, they formed a production team M.C. & C Company, which produced all her plays for the rest of his life. During their stage career, Cornell and McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.



Queer Places, Vol. 3 edited by Elisa Rolle
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During their stage career, Katharine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.


by Elisa Rolle

Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: July 24, 2016
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At Tisbury Village Cemetery (Tisbury, MA 02568) is buried Katharine Cornell (1893-1974), American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. She married Guthrie McClintic on September 8, 1921, in her aunt's summer home in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Cornell's family often summered there among other wealthy Americans. It is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and Guthrie was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage. She was a member of the "sewing circles" in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton, Tallulah Bankhead, and Mercedes de Acosta, among others. The couple eventually bought a townhouse at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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