photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932
|Born||August 12, 1892|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
|Died||August 3, 1977 (aged 84)|
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Spouse(s)||Lynn Fontanne (1922-1977)|
Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977) was an American Tony Award-winning stage director and actor. Carl Van Vechten ( June 17, 1880 &ndash December 21, 1964) was an American Writer and Photographer who was a Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1892 ( MDCCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Lynn Fontanne ( December 6 1887 – July 30 1983) was a British -born actress who was a major stage star in the United States for over Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1892 ( MDCCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and of Finnish descent, he received two Tony Awards, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for 1931's The Guardsman and an Emmy Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame's production of The Magnificent Yankee. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize The Guardsman is a 1931 movie based on the play Testőr by Ferenc Molnár. Hallmark Hall of Fame is a long-running irregularly scheduled anthology program on American Television. The Magnificent Yankee is a 1950 biographical film which tells the life story of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He became a star in 1919 as the buffoonish lead in Booth Tarkington's Clarence, but soon distinguished himself in a variety of roles. Newton Booth Tarkington ( July 29, 1869, Indianapolis – May 19, 1946) was an American Novelist and Dramatist The roles ranged from the Earl of Essex in Maxwell Anderson's Elizabeth the Queen, to a song-and-dance man touring the Balkans in Robert Sherwood's Idiot's Delight, a megalomaniacal tycoon in S. N. Behrman's Meteor and Jupiter himself in Jean Giraudoux's Amphitryon 38. James Maxwell Anderson ( 15 December 1888 &ndash 28 February 1959) better known as Maxwell Anderson, was a Pulitzer Prize Queen Elizabeth may refer to Persons Monarchs Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, reigns since 1952 Elizabeth I Robert Sherwood may refer to Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896&ndash1955 American playwright editor and screenwriter Robert Edmund Sherwood Samuel N Behrman (born June 9 1893, Worcester Massachusetts — died September 9 1973, New York City) was an American Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux ( August 15, 1882 &ndash January 31, 1944) was a French Novelist, Essayist, Diplomat His appearances in classical drama were infrequent, but he scored successes in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Chekhov's The Seagull. The Taming of the Shrew is an early comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594 The Seagull ( Russian: "Чайка" ("Chayka" written in 1895 is the first of what are generally considered to be Anton Chekhov's He was described by director and critic Harold Clurman as "universally acclaimed the finest American actor in the generation which followed John Barrymore. Harold Edgar Clurman ( September 18, 1901 &ndash September 9, 1980) was an American theater director and drama critic most famous John Sidney Blyth Barrymore ( February 15 1882 – May 29 1942) was an American Actor, frequently called the greatest 
Lunt had a very distinctive stage technique; among other traits, in almost every one of his roles he made a point of playing at least one protracted sequence with his back to the audience, conveying his character's emotions with his voice and body rather than his face.
Along with his wife Lynn Fontanne, whom he married on May 26, 1922, in New York City, Lunt was half of the pre-eminent Broadway acting couple of American history, having the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway named in their honor. Lynn Fontanne ( December 6 1887 – July 30 1983) was a British -born actress who was a major stage star in the United States for over Events 451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 205 West 46th Street in midtown- Manhattan Celebrated for their sophisticated comic skills, they were known for their ability to swiftly overlap dialogue with such adroitness that every word was understood. Secure in their public image as a happily married couple, they sometimes titillated audiences by playing adulterers, as in Robert Sherwood's Reunion in Vienna, or as part of a menage a trois in Noel Coward's Design for Living. Robert Sherwood may refer to Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896&ndash1955 American playwright editor and screenwriter Robert Edmund Sherwood Ménage à trois is the French term describing a relationship or domestic arrangement in which three people share a sexual relationship Sir Noël Peirce Coward ( 16 December 1899 26 March 1973) was an English Actor, Playwright Design for Living is a Comedy play written by Noel Coward that premiered in 1932 They appeared together in over 24 plays - and most recently on an American postage stamp. A postage stamp is an adhesive paper evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services The couple also made one film together (The Guardsman 1931), starred in several radio dramas for the Theatre Guild in the 1940s and starred in a few television productions in the 1950s and 1960s. The Theatre Guild is a theatrical society founded in New York City in 1919 by Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, and Armina Marshall They retired in 1966.
Ten Chimneys, Alfred and Lynn's estate in Genesee Depot, located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is now a house museum and resource center for theater. Ten Chimneys, also known as Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt House is the well-preserved home of actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Genesee Depot is a small unincorporated community in southeastern Wisconsin, in Waukesha County Wisconsin, in the town of Genesee Wisconsin Waukesha County is a county in the US state of Wisconsin. As of 2000 the population was 360767
Alfred Lunt is buried next to his wife at the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee. Forest Home Cemetery located in Milwaukee Wisconsin is the final resting place of many of the city's famed beer barons politicians and social elite They had no children.
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