Morris Carnovsky

Carnovsky, Morris (kärnŏvˈskē) [key], 1897–1992, American actor, b. St. Louis. After his New York City debut in The God of Vengeance (1922), he joined the Theatre Guild and later performed with The Group Theatre, of which he was a founding member. He worked as an actor and director for the Actors Laboratory Theatre in Hollywood (1945–50). Carnovsky concentrated on Shakespearean roles after his first appearance at Stratford, Conn., in 1956. His films include Cyrano de Bergerac (1951).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Theater: Biographies