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Guide to the Dame Judith Anderson Collection, ca. 1915-1980s
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The collection includes papers of the Australian born actress noted for her stage, radio, and television work, particularly her Shakespearean roles. The collection includes scripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.
Background
[from Independent obituary] "Born Frances Margaret Anderson-Anderson, in Adelaide, South Australia, on February 10, 1898, she made her first appearance on state in 1915. She soon began touring with Australian companies and made her first New York debut in 1918. After small parts at first, by 1921 she was playing leading roles in stock companies in Boston and Albany. After a decade of continuous work, including three plays in Australia, Anderson succeeded Lynn Fontaine as Nina Leeds in Strange Interludes. In 1932 she toured with the Eugene O'Neill trilogy Mourning Becomes Electra, which opened at New York's Alvin Theatre.
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