Robert Downing

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Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Actor, critic (Denver Post) and production manager who began a long show-business career in the 1930s, touring with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in "The Seagull", "Idiot's Delight" and "Amphitryon 38", as well as working for the Federal Theater and Federal Writers projects. By 1940 he was assistant stage manager for "There Shall Be No Night" on Broadway, and during World War II he managed and appeared in the stage productions of "Junior Miss" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" for the USO Camp Shows. During that period he also appeared in "The Naked Genius" on the New York stage. Read more...