Edwin DuerrShow Count: 0
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: February 21, 1904
Died: August 13, 1985
Edwin Duerr (February 21, 1904 – August 13, 1985) was a theater and radio director. He was director of the Little Theater at University of California, Berkeley when he discovered Gregory Peck. He wrote the books The Length and Depth of Acting and Radio and Television Acting: Criticism, Theory and Practice. According to author Sean Egan in the James Kirkwood biography Ponies & Rainbows, Duerr co-wrote a play with Kirkwood called The Marriage Habit which failed to get staged.
Duerr served on the faculty of California State University, Fullerton as a Professor of Theater from September 1964 until June 1974, when he was granted emeritus status. While at Fullerton he became the subject of an investigation by a committee of the California State Senate because he had allowed one of his classes to stage a performance of the allegedly pornographic play The Beard, by Michael McClure. State Senators James E. Whetmore (R. Fulleron) and John Schmitz (R. Tustin) called for the firing of Duerr and also criticized the campus president, William B. Langsdorf for granting Duerr tenure. In May of 1968 Duerr directed the first United States production in its entirety of the 1958 play by Max Frisch, The Firebugs.
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Show Count: 120
Broadcast History: 2nd July 1939 to 19th April 1953
Cast: Ezra Stone, Norman Tokar, Dickie Jones, Raymond Ives, Bobby Ellis, House Jameson, Clyde Fillmore, Tom Shirley, Katharine Raht, Lea Penman, Regina Wallace, Betty Field, Patricia Peardon, Charita Bauer, Ann Lincoln, Jone Allison, Mary Mason, Mary Rolfe, Jackie Kelk, Johnny Fiedler, Jack Grimes, Michael O'Day, Ed Begley, Arthur Vinton, Howard Smith, Agnes Moorehead, Leona Powers, Mary Shipp, Ethel Blume, Jean Gillespie, Eddie Bracken, Charles Powers
Director: Harry Ackerman, Edwin Duerr, Fran Van Hartesveldt, George McGarrett, Sam Fuller, Bob Welsh, Lester Vail, Joseph Scibetta, Day Tuttle