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Charles Coburn photograph

Charles Coburn photograph

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Coburn photograph
Creator: Coburn, Charles
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1959
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2990
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles Douville Coburn (1877-1961) was born in Macon, GA and went on to become a prominent stage and screen actor, manager, director, and producer. Coburn grew up in Savannah and began working in the performing arts by doing miscellaneous jobs in the Savannah Theatre, which he managed by the time he was 17, at 19 he moved from Georgia to New York to act in several traveling companies. He founded the Coburn Shakespearean Players in 1905. In 1906 he married Ivah Wills (ca. 1882–1937), American actress and producer. They went on to produce several Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Coburn founded the Mohawk Drama Festival in 1935 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. After the death of his wife, Coburn moved to Hollywood, California to pursue a film career. He acted in over 44 films. In the 1940s, Coburn began acting less in order to return to the stage, as well as working for television and radio. He remarried in 1951 to Winifred Natzka.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one black and white autographed photograph of Georgia actor Charles Coburn. Inscribed "To Edwin Good Luck Charles Coburn."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Coburn photograph, ms2990, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Actors -- United States.
Black-and-white photographs.
Coburn, Charles

Related Collections in this Repository

Related material available in this repository: Charles Coburn papers, ms1126

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Portrait of Charles Coburn, 1940-1959