Tag: Peter Pan

January 24, 2015 /

Mary Martin won a Tony for her portrayal of Peter Pan in 1954, and went on to do three broadcasts of the play for NBC. “I can’t tell you the joy I felt in flying in that show … I loved it so. The freedom of spirit that was Peter…

January 24, 2015 /

Veronica Lake took Peter Pan on the road in 1950, starring in productions across the country, “If I had stayed in Hollywood I would have ended up like Alan Ladd and Gail Russell – dead and buried by now. That rat race killed them and I knew it would kill…

January 24, 2015 /

At the age of 49 in 1950 Jean Arthur starred on Broadway in the role of Peter Pan with Boris Karloff playing Captain Hook. In later life Miss Arthur taught at Vassar, one of her students was Meryl Streep. “I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to…

January 24, 2015 /

In 1924 Betty Bronson was chosen to play Peter Pan on film by the author J.M. Barrie – other contenders for the role were Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. Here the elfin actress leaps to the window, directed by Herbert Brenon and photographed by James Wong Howe.

January 24, 2015 /

The first American actress to play Peter Pan on Broadway.