Otis Skinner


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United States actor (1858-1942)

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Reflecting--apparently unselfconsciously--on her reading practice, Rose's story of reading Proust recalls Woolf's, the parallel between the two women writers establishing a female line of tradition that counters and supplements the one set up by Rose's self-perception as a double of Cornelia Otis Skinner.
The daughter of two actors, Otis and Maud Skinner, it was almost inevitable that Cornelia Otis Skinner, born in Chicago, would go on the stage.
The daughter of actor Otis Skinner (1858 - 1942), Cornelia Otis Skinner won a reputation with her " monodramas, " one - woman shows about famous figures, written and acted by herself.
Bankhead said they were "Cornelia Otis Skinner," the actress and author of "The Pleasure of His Company.
In this respect, the work invites comparison with The Catcher in the Rye - not always to its disadvantage - but the lightness of the writing in the first two-thirds suggests that the novella is intended as a comic treatment of mental and social abnormality rather than a serious and sympathetic one: we are prepared for a book after the fashion of Peter de Vries or Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Anna Deavere Smith's amazing one-person production, first commissioned and produced by the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, is a far cry from the cozy "evenings with" Cornelia Otis Skinner and Ruth Draper, or the more recent transmogrifications of Eric Bogosian and John Leguizamo.
In Philadelphia, Otis Skinner appeared at the Museum Theater, and in San Francisco the Polish actress Helena Modjeska played the lead role in Adrienne Lecouvreur.
He was the father of <IR> CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER </IR> .
In 1944 she and her close friend Cornelia Otis Skinner played small but touching roles in the Paramount ghost film "The Uninvited.
Otis Skinner played the part of Hajj, the beggar, who is caught up in the intrigues of Baghdad.