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Elliot Norton Reviews; Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon

10/06/1980

Ruth Gordon 80' Preservation Dub from 2” Master ; transferred 8/27/99


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Series
Elliot Norton Reviews
Program
Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon
Program Number

2369

Series Description

Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

Program Description

A special tribute to Wollaston’s queen, “Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon.” This conversation taped on October 29, the eve of her 80th birthday, has Elliot and Ruth reminiscing about her fascinating career in show business. Many of these tales are recounted in her recently published autobiography, "Ruth Gordon: An Open Book." She is a stage actress, a movie actress and she is a successful screen writer with her husband Garson Kanin. Because of her varied and amazing life, both her book and she are full of tales about Greta Garbo, Thornton Wilder, Somerset Maugham, Katherine Cornell, Humphrey Bogart and many more.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Performing Arts
Citation
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon,” 10/06/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A4BB0004AE445B49C8290B2038869A2.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon.” 10/06/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A4BB0004AE445B49C8290B2038869A2>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; Happy Birthday, Ruth Gordon. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A4BB0004AE445B49C8290B2038869A2
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