- Actor

Search / Calendar

Joseph Anthony (born Joseph Deuster; May 24, 1912 – January 20, 1993) was an American playwright, actor, and director. He made his film acting debut in the 1934 film Hat, Coat, and Glove and his theatrical acting debut in a 1935 production of Mary of Scotland. On five occasions he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction.

Joseph Anthony
Joseph Deuster

(1912-05-24)May 24, 1912
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedJanuary 20, 1993(1993-01-20) (aged 80)
Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Playwright
  • actor
  • director
Spouse(s)Perry Wilson (1942 - )


Joseph Anthony was born as Joseph Deuster in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 24, 1912. His parents were Leonard Deuster and Sophie Deuster (née Hertz). Anthony attended the University of Wisconsin. He married Perry Wilson on August 2, 1942, in New York City.[1] He prepared for the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse from 1931 through 1935 and at the Daykarhanova School from 1935 through 1937. Anthony served in the United States Army in World War II from 1942 through 1946. He trained at Camp Ritchie and it’s Composite School Unit. On January 20, 1993, Joseph Anthony died at the age of 80 in a nursing home in Hyannis, Massachusetts.[2]


Stage work

Joseph Anthony, then appearing under his original name of Joseph Deuster, made his professional acting debut in 1935 playing the role of Rizzio in a production of Mary of Scotland. In 1937 he appeared in the touring production of "Dead End". He went on to make his first New York City appearance two years later with the Federal Theatre Project Company playing the title role in a production of Professor Mamlock at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre. After returning from service in World War II, Anthony reappeared on Broadway under the name Joseph Adams at the Belasco Theatre as the Second Man in a 1946 production of Truckline Cafe. He first performed under the name Joseph Anthony in January 1948 at the Maxine Elliott Theatre in a production of Skipper Next to God.[2] He continued to perform under this name through the 1950s, appearing in such original Broadway theatre productions as "The Country Girl", 1951, at the Lyceum Theatre, NYC, Flight into Egypt in 1952, Camino Real in 1953, and Anastasia in 1954.[3]

Joseph Anthony made his New York City directorial debut in April 1948 directing a production of Celebration at the Maxine Elliott Theatre.[2] In 1954, Anthony directed the original production of The Rainmaker, a play of which he would later direct the film adaptation. From March 1960 through March 1961, Anthony successfully opened the original Broadway productions of four shows which ran simultaneously: The Best Man at the Morosco Theatre, Under the Yum Yum Tree at Henry Miller's Theatre, Rhinoceros at the Longacre Theatre, and Mary, Mary at the Helen Hayes Theatre.[3][4] Mary, Mary was Anthony's longest-running production, lasting nearly four years and more than 1500 performances.[4][5] Anthony also directed several other original Broadway productions, including Romulus in 1962, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground in 1964, Jimmy in 1969, and the notoriously unsuccessful Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1966.[3]

Film work

Joseph Anthony first major film appearance was in Hat, Coat, and Glove in 1934. He went on to appear in She in 1935, Shadow of the Thin Man in 1941, and Joe Smith, American in 1942. Anthony's first film direction was the 1956 film adaptation of The Rainmaker, a play he also directed.[2] Anthony also directed such films as The Matchmaker in 1958, Career in 1959, All in a Night's Work in 1961, and Tomorrow in 1972.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1956 Tony Award Best Director The Lark Nominated
1957 A Clearing in the Woods Nominated
The Most Happy Fella Nominated
Blue Ribbon Awards Best Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (February) The Rainmaker Won
1960 Tony Award Best Direction of a Play The Best Man Nominated
1961 Rhinoceros Nominated
1964 Best Direction of a Musical 110 in the Shade Nominated


  1. "Perry Wilson, Actress, Wed". The New York Times. August 5, 1942. p. 16. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. Ian Herbert, ed. (1981). "ANTHONY, Joseph". Who's Who in the Theatre. Vol. 1. Gale Research Company. p. 2021. ISSN 0083-9833.
  3. Joseph Anthony at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. Lambert, Bruce (1993-01-22). "Joseph Anthony, 80, a Director And Stage and Film Actor, Dies". New York Times. p. A17. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  5. Mary, Mary at the Internet Broadway Database

На других языках

- [en] Joseph Anthony

[es] Joseph Anthony

Joseph Anthony (24 de mayo de 1912 – 20 de enero de 1993) fue un dramaturgo, actor y director teatral de nacionalidad estadounidense. Debutó como actor cinematográfico en la película de 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove, y su primera actuación teatral tuvo lugar con la obra representada en 1935 Mary of Scotland. A lo largo de su carrera recibió un total de cinco nominaciones a los Premios Tony a la mejor dirección.

Текст в блоке "Читать" взят с сайта "Википедия" и доступен по лицензии Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike; в отдельных случаях могут действовать дополнительные условия.

Другой контент может иметь иную лицензию. Перед использованием материалов сайта внимательно изучите правила лицензирования конкретных элементов наполнения сайта.

2019-2024 - проект по пересортировке и дополнению контента Википедии