Category: antoinette perry

Antoinette Perry (1888-1946) was an actress wh…

Antoinette Perry (1888-1946) was an actress
who achieved prominence at the beginning of the 20th century. The
famous Tony Awards are named after her.

She began her acting career at the
age of 18, and started directing in 1928. She helped found the American Theatre
Wing and served as its secretary and chairwoman of the board.