Theater: Production Closes

Last week a prominent U.S. citizen died, at the age of 69, from pneumonia following an appendectomy. The press noted, and truthfully, that his personality had been distinguished by its calmness, lack of ostentation, generosity and scrupulous honesty. It was a unique character to give a man who for 40 years had been one of the biggest men on Broadway. Sam Henry Harris had staged his last production.

Sam Harris was shrewd, hardboiled, but not a producer who ate playwrights and actors alive. He got along with them. About his productions he was superfinical,...

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