Otis Skinner


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United States actor (1858-1942)

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I can definitely say that my life was changed by reading Proust." 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. Rose's attempt to bring the experience of reading Proust to the common American reader can thus be shown to partake as much of biographical fact as of narrative construction.
The first of her many humorous books, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1942), was written in collaboration with <IR> CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER </IR> .
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.
For nearly four decades, greats such as Enrico Caruso, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Sarah Bernhardt, and later Cornelia Otis Skinner, Norma Shearer, and Helen Hayes appeared on stage.
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. Only later do we realize that Elliott's sick leave is for a serious problem.
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.
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.
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.