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Katharine Cornell Theatre


The Katharine Cornell Theatre is part of the Ellicott Complex.

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Namesake


Katherine Cornell Internationally acclaimed actress Katharine Cornell was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1898. Her family moved to Buffalo, where she became interested in theatre and joined a local company. She performed in many plays, including 700 times as Elizabeth Barrett Browning in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street". In 1935 she was awarded the Chancellor's Medal of the University. Through most of her dramatic career, Mss Cornell was the acknowledged First Lady of the Theatre.

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Building Facts

Architect: Davis, Brody, and Associates of New York City; Milstein, Wittek, Davis Associates of Buffalo

Completion date: July, 1974

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