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Gordon Davidson (director)

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Name  Gordon Davidson
Role  Stage Director

Spouse  Judi Davidson
Children  Adam Davidson
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Born  May 7, 1933 (age 82) (1933-05-07) Brooklyn, New York
Occupation  Stage director, film director, philanthropist
Parent(s)  Jo (Skipper) Davidson, Alice Gordon Davidson
Education  Case Western Reserve University (1957)
Movies  The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
Awards  Obie Award for Direction
Similar People  Mark Medoff, August Wilson, Adam Davidson, Phyllis Frelich, John Rubinstein

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Gordon Davidson (May 7, 1933 – October 2, 2016) was an American stage and film director and the founding artistic director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

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Early life

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Gordon Davidson was born on May 7, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1956, studying electrical engineering, and received a master's in theater from Case Western Reserve University in 1957.

Career

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Moving to Los Angeles in 1963 to serve as Director of the Theatre Group based at UCLA, Gordon Davidson was selected in 1967 to be Artistic Director of the then new Mark Taper Forum and staged as the inaugural show The Devils followed by In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Davidson directed over 40 plays including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and Murderous Angels in 1971, Children of a Lesser God in 1982 and Stuff Happens in 2005. He also directed the film version The Trial of the Catonsville Nine in 1972 and a TV film called The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1977. According to his Los Angeles Times Obituary, Davidson produced over 300 plays for the Theater Center Group.

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In 1977, Gordon Davidson earned Best Director Tony Award for his staging on Broadway of The Shadow Box, which he first staged at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The Taper won the Tony that year for Outstanding Regional Theater.

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In 2003, he made a brief cameo appearance as himself, directing a play starring James Earl Jones and Jack McFarland, in an episode of Will & Grace.

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Until 2005, he worked as artistic director for the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. He is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Philanthropy

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Together with dancer and producer Felisa Vanoff (1925–2014), he established the Salon at the Taper, an annual charity dinner in honor of a lyricist. Each year, the event was hosted by Michael Feinstein and took place in Los Angeles, California. The proceeds went to Nick's Tix, a non-profit organization selling low-cost tickets to students, seniors and the disabled for all performances at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Personal life and death

He was married to Judi Davidson. Their son is the director Adam Davidson. He died on October 2, 2016.

References

Gordon Davidson (director) Wikipedia


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