Born: July 27, 1908, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 18, 1985, New York City, New York, United States
Find A Grave Memorial# 161841675
Movies: Helen Keller in Her Story, This Is Our Island
Albums: Dreamsville, Detour Ahead
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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