from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Fontanne, Lynn 1887?-1983. British-born American actress who in 1922 married Alfred Lunt, with whom she performed in many stage productions, including Pygmalion (1926).

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  • n. United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)


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  • Noël Coward's comedy opened on Broadway in 1933 where he starred himself alongside husband and wife Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne.

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  • Ten Chimneys (the palatial home of famous actors Lunt and Fontanne -- sadly, the day's tours of the estate were sold out, but we had fun at the attached museum).

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  • The 1958 Broadway production was directed by Peter Brook and starred Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and theatergoers with long memories talk about it in hushed tones to this day.

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  • Instead of an acting role, this latest turn on the stage was an extended run of Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway, a special event that took place a decade after his last concert run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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  • (Soundbite of applause) LYDEN: It seems likely that Lunt and Fontanne would have approved of these summer rebels.

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  • Fontanne was born in England, but Alfred Lunt was a local boy.

    Actors Retreat To Shakespearean Haven

  • On the hunt for an autograph after the show, I hopped over the police tape and sat on the trunk of a Jaguar parked directly in front of the backstage door of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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  • Rick Foucheux Oscar Madison in Theater J's just-closed "The Odd Couple" is one of 10 American regional theater actors chosen to be a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow next July at Ten Chimneys, the Wisconsin estate of the legendary 20th-century theatrical couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

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  • "Titanic," in particular, comes to mind: On Broadway, the show was plagued by major technical woes in previews, as the ship proved as unsinkable as Molly Brown; by the time we saw the show months later at the Lunt-Fontanne in early 1998, though, the effects seemed seamless.

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  • If you love theater, there are things here that may make you cry: in one of his last pieces, Clurman picked his all-time best New York theater season, 1924-25, which saw 228 shows including two new plays by Eugene O'Neill, Lunt and Fontanne in "The Guardsman," Fred and Adele Astaire in the Gershwins '"Lady, Be Good!"

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