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Hewitt, Alan, 1915-1986

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1915 - 1986

Alan Hewitt was born on January 15, 1915 in New York City, He entered Dartmouth College in 1930 at the age of 15, where he joined the Dartmouth Players, appearing in 14 plays during his years at the College. Hewitt graduated from Dartmouth in 1934, after which he started performing professionally, first in summer stock at Cohasset, Massachusetts and then on Broadway in "The Taming of the Shrew," a Lunt-Fontanne production. Hewitt joined the Actor's Equity Association in 1934 and was elected to its Council in 1940, a position he held until 1951. Serving on several committees while with the Council, Hewitt devised a system of analyzing employment figures for Equity members. Hewitt was primarily a stage actor but also worked in television and movies throughout the 1960s and 1970s. From 1983-1986, he was active in doing voice-overs for radio and TV commercial. Hewitt died on November 7, 1986.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Hewitt papers

ML-66
 Collection
Identifier: ML-66
Overview Alan Hewitt (1915-1986), theater historian and actor. The collection contains correspondence, articles, meeting minutes, pamphlets, brochures, programs, scripts, photographs, employment surveys, clippings, memoranda, playbills, books as well as cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes related to his work.

"Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and Requiem" typescript

MS-643
 Collection
Identifier: MS-643
Overview "Death of a Salesman" (1949). The collection contains a typescript of Miller's play with significant variations from the published text, used by Alan Hewitt in the original production of the play in New York in 1949.