Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 30, 1964 - Wynonna Judd

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 From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
The mother-daughter duo of country music singers known as Naomi and Wynonna Judd were both born in Ashland, Kentucky. Naomi was born on January 11, 1946, to Glen and Polly Judd, who named her Diana. She married Michael Ciminella; their daughter, Christina (who sings as Wynonna Judd) was born on May 30, 1964. In 1968 the family moved to Hollywood. After the Ciminellas' marriage ended, mother and daughter returned briefly to Kentucky. They lived in San Francisco before moving to the Nashville area in 1979, where Naomi worked as a nurse. The father of one of her patients arranged an audition with RCA records for her and her daughter in 1983. Known as the Judds, the two won the Country Music Association's Horizon award in 1984 and Record Of The Year in 1985, and they won Grammys in 1985 and 1986. 
Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Judd, Wynonna, and Patsi Bale. Cox. Coming Home to Myself. New York: New American Library, 2005. Print.
ML420.J872 A3 2005, Special Collections Research Center
Feiler, Bruce S. Dreaming out Loud : Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Wade Hayes, and the Changing Face of Nashville. 1st ed. New York: Avon, 1998. Print.
ML394 .F42 1998, Special Collections Research Center
Judds. Greatest Hits. Nashville, TN: Curb Records, 2004.
CD8905, Fine Arts Media Center

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 25, 1936 – Tom T. Hall

Image from www.ptsroadhouse.com

From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
Tom T. Hall, songwriter and recording artist, was born on May 25, 1936, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, the son of Virgil and Dell Hall. He learned to play the guitar at age four and wrote his first musical composition when he was nine. His early start in radio broadcasting and performing at WMOR in Morehead, Kentucky, was interrupted when Hall joined the U.S. Army. After discharge from the army, he established himself as one of the most successful songwriters in the music industry and began a parallel career in recording and performing. "Harper Valley PTA," which he wrote, sold 6 million records. For his numerous musical hits, Hall received a Grammy and forty-six BMI Awards, and he was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1978. His best-known country hits include "Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine," "Country Is," "Sneaky Snake," and "The Ballad Of Forty Dollars." Successful also as an author, Hall has six books to his credit, including The Songwriter's Handbook (1976) and The Storyteller's Nashville (1979), an autobiography.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Hall, Tom T. The Storyteller's Nashville. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979. Print.
ML420.H1167 A3, Special Collections Research Center

Hall, Tom T. Storyteller, Poet, Philosopher. United States] : New York, N.Y.: Mercury ; Manufactured and Distributed by PolyGram Records, 1995.
BCD46, Fine Arts-Media Center

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 23, 1928 - Rosemary Clooney

From Wikipedia (Accessed May 23, 2016):
Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American cabaret singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

Early life

John Brett Richeson House in Maysville

Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of Marie Frances (née Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children.[1] Her father was of Irish and German descent and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She was raised Catholic. When Clooney was 15, her mother and brother Nick moved to California. She and her sister Betty remained with their father.[citation needed] The family resided in the John Brett Richeson House in the late 1940s.

Rosemary and Betty became entertainers, whereas Nick became a newsman and television broadcaster (some of her children, including Miguel Ferrer and Rafael Ferrer, and her nephew, George Clooney, also became respected actors and entertainers). In 1945, the Clooney sisters won a spot on Cincinnati, Ohio's radio station WLW as singers. Her sister Betty sang in a duo with Rosemary for much of the latter's early career.


With Bing Crosby in White Christmas
Clooney's first recordings, in May 1946, were for Columbia Records. She sang with Tony Pastor's big band. Clooney continued working with the Pastor band until 1949, making her last recording with the band in May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month later, still for Columbia. In 1950-51 she was a regular on the radio and television versions of "Songs For Sale" on CBS. In 1951, her record of "Come On-a My House", produced by Mitch Miller, became a hit. It was her first of many singles to hit the charts—despite the fact that Clooney hated the song passionately. She had been told by Columbia Records to record the song, and that she would be in violation of her contract if she did not do so. Clooney recorded several duets with Marlene Dietrich and appeared in the early 1950s on Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town series on CBS. Clooney also did several guest appearances on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, when it was sponsored by Lipton Tea. They did duets as he played his ukulele, and other times she would sing one of her latest hits.

In 1954, she starred, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen, in the movie White Christmas. She starred, in 1956, in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show The Rosemary Clooney Show. The show featured The Hi-Lo's singing group and Nelson Riddle's orchestra. The following year, the show moved to NBC prime time as The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney but only lasted one season. The new show featured the singing group The Modernaires and Frank DeVol's orchestra. In later years, Clooney would often appear with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the 1957 special The Edsel Show, and the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together. On November 21, 1957, she appeared on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, a frequent entry in the "Top 20" and featuring a musical group called "The Top Twenty." In 1960, Clooney and Crosby co-starred in a 20-minute CBS radio program aired before the midday news each weekday.

Clooney left Columbia Records in 1958, doing a number of recordings for MGM Records and then some for Coral Records. Finally, toward the end of 1958, she signed with RCA Victor Records, where she stayed until 1963. In 1964, she went to Reprise Records, and in 1965 to Dot Records.

Clooney performing in 1977

Upon her recovery from a nervous breakdown in 1968, Clooney signed with United Artists Records in 1976 for two albums. Beginning in 1977, she recorded an album a year for the Concord Jazz record label,[2] which continued until her death. This was in contrast to most of her generation of singers who had long since stopped recording regularly by then. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Clooney did television commercials for Coronet brand paper towels, during which she sang a memorable jingle that goes, "Extra value is what you get, when you buy Coro-net." In the early 1980s, Jim Belushi parodied Clooney and the commercial on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Clooney sang a duet with Wild Man Fischer on "It's a Hard Business" in 1986, and in 1994 she sang a duet of Green Eyes with Barry Manilow in his 1994 album, Singin' with the Big Bands.

In 1995, Clooney guest-starred in the NBC television medical drama ER (starring her nephew, George Clooney); for her performance, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. On January 27, 1996, Clooney appeared on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio program. She sang "When October Goes"—lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow (after Mercer's death)—from Manilow's 1984 album 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, and discussed the excellence of Manilow the musician.[3]

Clooney was also awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.[4] In 1999, she founded the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, held annually in Maysville, her hometown.[5] She performed at the festival every year until her death. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Russell Theater in Maysville, where Clooney's first film, The Stars Are Singing, premiered in 1953.

She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

Personal Life

Family and relationships

Screenshot from the trailer of the film Deep In My Heart (1954)

Her sister Betty died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in 1976. She subsequently started a foundation in memory of and named for her sister. During this time she wrote her first autobiography, This for Remembrance: the Autobiography of Rosemary Clooney, an Irish-American Singer, written in collaboration with Raymond Strait and published by Playboy Press in 1977.[6] She chronicled her unhappy early life, her career as a singer, her marriage to Ferrer and mental health problems, concluding with her comeback as a singer and her happiness. Her good friend Bing Crosby wrote the Introduction. Katherine Coker adapted the book for Jackie Cooper, who produced and directed the television movie, Rosie: the Rosemary Clooney Story (1982) starring Sondra Locke (who lip syncs Clooney's songs), Penelope Milford as Betty and Tony Orlando, who played José Ferrer.

In 1983, Rosemary and her brother Nick co-chaired the Betty Clooney Foundation for the Brain-Injured, addressing the needs of survivors of cognitive disabilities caused by strokes, tumors and brain damage from trauma or age.

Clooney was married twice to the movie star José Ferrer, who was sixteen years her senior. Clooney first married Ferrer on June 1, 1953, in Durant, Oklahoma.[7] They moved to Santa Monica, California, in 1954, and then to Los Angeles in 1958. Ferrer and Clooney had five children: Miguel (born February 7, 1955), Maria (born August 9, 1956), Gabriel (born August 1, 1957), Monsita (born October 13, 1958), and Rafael (born March 23, 1960). They divorced for the first time in 1961.

Ferrer and Clooney remarried on November 22, 1964, in Los Angeles; however, the marriage again crumbled while Ferrer was carrying on an affair with the woman who would become his last wife, Stella Magee. Ms Clooney found out about the affair, and she and Ferrer divorced for the last time in 1967.

In 1968, her relationship with a young drummer ended after two years, and she became increasingly dependent on pills after a punishing tour.[7]

In 1997, she married her longtime friend, a former dancer, Dante DiPaolo at St. Patrick's Church in Maysville, Kentucky.[8]

Other information

Rosemary Clooney's Riverfront Home, Augusta, Kentucky

Clooney suffered for much of her life from bipolar disorder. She revealed this and other details of her life in her two autobiographies.

She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy, and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968.[9] A month later she had a nervous breakdown onstage in Reno, Nevada, and was hospitalized. She remained in psychoanalysis therapy for eight years afterwards.[10]

Living for many years in Beverly Hills, California, in the house formerly owned by George and Ira Gershwin, in 1980, she purchased a second home on Riverside Drive in Augusta, Kentucky, near Maysville, her childhood hometown. Today, the Augusta house offers viewing of collections of her personal items and memorabilia from many of her films and singing performances. Her Beverly Hills home at 1019 North Roxbury Drive was sold to a developer after her death in 2002 and has been demolished.

In 1999 Clooney published her second autobiography, Girl Singer: An Autobiography describing her battles with addiction to prescription drugs for depression, and how she lost and then regained a fortune.[11] "I'd call myself a sweet singer with a big band sensibility," she wrote.

In 2005 the album Reflections of Rosemary by Debby Boone was released. Boone, who was Clooney's daughter-in-law, intended the album to be a musical portrait of Clooney, or as Boone put it: "I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective".[12]

Lung cancer and death

Floodwall mural in Maysville, Kentucky

A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2001.[13] Around this time, she gave one of her last concerts in Hawaii, backed by the Honolulu Symphony Pops; her last song was "God Bless America". Her final show was at Red Bank New Jersey's Count Basie Theater in December 2001. Despite surgery, she died six months later on June 29, 2002, at her Beverly Hills home.[14] Her nephew, George Clooney, was a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended by numerous stars, including Al Pacino. She is buried at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Maysville.[15]

In 2003, Rosemary Clooney was inducted into the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit and her portrait by Alison Lyne is on permanent display in the Kentucky State Capitol's rotunda.[16]

In September 2007, a mural honoring moments from her life was painted in downtown Maysville. The mural highlights her lifelong friendship with Blanche Chambers,[17] the 1953 premier of The Stars are Singing and her singing career. It was painted by Louisiana muralists Robert Dafford, Herb Roe and Brett Chigoy as part of the Maysville Floodwall Murals project.[18][19] Her brother Nick Clooney spoke during the dedication for the mural, explaining various images to the crowd.[20]



Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (1947) (short subject)
Slaughter Trail (1951)
The Stars Are Singing (1953)
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Red Garters (1954)
White Christmas (1954)
Deep in My Heart (1954; cameo appearance)
Frasier (1993)
Radioland Murders (1994)
ER (1994)
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2002) (documentary)
Cher show as a guest (1976)

1. Severo, Richard (1 July 2012). "Rosemary Clooney, Legendary Pop Singer, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
2. "Rosemary Clooney: Concord Music Group". Beverly Hills, California: Concord Music Group, Inc. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
3. A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/19960127/
4. "Ella Award Special Events". February 12, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
5. "Rosemary Clooney to help rescue ailing theater", Showbuzz, CNN.com, June 10, 1999. Retrieved on January 1, 2008 Archived July 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
6. Clooney, Rosemary; Raymond Strait (1977). This for remembrance : the autobiography of Rosemary Clooney. Playboy Press. ISBN 0-671-16976-9.
7. Parish, James Robert; Michael R. Pitts (1991). Hollywood Songsters. New York: Garland. p. 176. ISBN 0-415-94332-9.
8. Town stands up at Clooney wedding
9. Los Angeles Magazine Jun 1998 158 pages Vol. 43, No. 6 page 78 ISSN 1522-9149 Published by Emmis Communications
10. Parish and Pitts (1991), p. 177
11. Clooney, Rosemary; Joan Barthel (1999). Girl singer: an autobiography. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-49334-7.
12. "Debby Boone's Reflections of Rosemary". rosemaryclooney.com. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
13. Rosie - starsneverfade.com - Retrieved 3 May 2012.
14. "Rosemary Clooney Death certificate". Retrieved 2011-04-08.
15. "Rosemary Clooney". Retrieved 2011-06-25.
16. "Lyne Kentucky Women Remembered 2003". lyneart.com. Alison Davis Lyne. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
17. Michael Arthur (2009-01-11). "Blanche Chambers dies at 84; was close friend of Rosemary Clooney". The Ledger Independent.
18. "Maysville Floodwall Mural Project". Archived from the original on February 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
19. "Rosemary Clooney Mural – Maysville, KY". Retrieved 2010-03-23.
20. Misty Maynard (2007-09-30). "The Pointer Sisters make excitement in Maysville". The Ledger Independent.
21. Kirby, Walter (February 22, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 40. Retrieved June 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Clooney, Rosemary., and Joan. Barthel. Girl Singer : An Autobiography. 1st Broadway Books Trade Paperback ed. New York: Broadway, 2001. Print.
ML420.C58 A3 2001, Fine Arts Library

Curtiz, Dolan, Krasna, Panama, Frank, Berlin, Crosby, Kaye, Clooney, Curtiz, Michael, Dolan, Robert Emmett, Krasna, Norman, Panama, Norman, Frank, Melvin, Berlin, Irving, Crosby, Bing, Kaye, Danny, Clooney, Rosemary, Vera-Ellen, and Paramount Pictures Corporation. White Christmas. Hollywood, CA: Paramount, 2000.
AV-D3076, Young Media Library

Mercer, Johnny, Rosemary. Clooney, Dan. Barrett, Ed. Bickert, Joe. Cocuzzo, Scott Hamilton, Michael Moore, John. Oddo, and Warren. Vaché. Rosemary Clooney Sings the Lyrics of Johnny Mercer. Concord, CA: Concord Jazz, 1987.
CD7467, Fine Arts Media Center

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 17, 1905 - John Patrick

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From Wikipedia (accessed May 10, 2016):
John Patrick (May 17, 1905 – November 7, 1995) was an American playwright and screenwriter.
He was born John Patrick Goggin in Louisville, Kentucky. His parents soon abandoned him, and he spent a delinquent youth in foster homes and boarding schools. At age 19, he secured a job as an announcer at KPO Radio in San Francisco, California, marrying Mildred Legaye in 1925. He wrote over one thousand scripts for the Cecil and Sally radio program (originally titled "The Funniest Things"), broadcast between 1928 and 1933. The show's sole actors were Patrick and Helen Troy. In 1937, Patrick wrote adaptations for NBC's Streamlined Shakespeare series, guest-starring Helen Hayes.
Produced on a tight budget, his first play, Hell Freezes Over, directed by Joshua Logan, had a brief run on Broadway in 1935. However, the credit opened the door for him as a Hollywood scriptwriter.
In 1942, a second play, The Willow and I, was produced with Martha Scott and Gregory Peck in the starring roles. Before its first night, Patrick had volunteered for the American Field Service providing medical services in support of the British Army fighting World War II. He served with Montgomery's Eighth Army in Egypt and subsequently saw action in India and Burma where the ideas for his next play The Hasty Heart were germinated. Patrick completed the play on the ship that returned him to the US after the war, and it proved a great commercial success, being adapted for the screen in 1949, with Ronald Reagan as the star, and for TV in 1983.
His next two plays, The Curious Savage (1950) and Lo and Behold (1951), fared less well, but it was his 1953 stage adaptation of Vern J. Sneider's novel The Teahouse of the August Moon that marked the height of his fame, winning both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for drama. He adapted the play for the screen in 1956 and for the musical stage, under the title Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, in 1970. In 1955, he adapted a well-known autobiographical book, A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin, for the movie Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.
His next play, Good as Gold (1957), was less well received, and most of the rest of his career was dedicated to a series of successful screenwriting assignments. Following his success with The Hasty Heart, Patrick bought the 65 acres (26 ha) estate, Hasty Hill at Suffern, New York. He later moved to Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.
On November 7, 1995, the 90-year-old playwright was found dead in his room with a plastic bag over his head. His death was ruled a suicide. Patrick is now best remembered for his screen work though his plays remain popular with community theatres.
The John Patrick Collection, including the playwright's books, letters, and manuscripts is held at the Rare Book Department of Boston University.
Theatre Productions
  • Hell Freezes Over, 28 December 1935, Ritz Theatre, New York, NY
  • The Willow and I, 10 December 1942, Windsor Theatre, New York, NY
  • The Hasty Heart, 3 January 1945, Hudson Theatre, New York, NY
  • The Story of Mary Surratt, 8 February 1947, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York, NY
  • The Curious Savage, 24 October 1950, Martin Beck Theatre, New York, NY
  • Lo and Behold!, 12 December 1951, Booth Theatre, New York, NY
  • The Teahouse of the August Moon, adapted from Vern Sneider's novel, 15 October 1953, Martin Beck Theatre, New York, NY
  • Good as Gold, 7 March 1957, Belasco Theatre, New York, NY
  • Juniper and the Pagans, 10 December 1959, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA
  • Everybody Loves Opal, 11 October 1961, Longacre Theatre, New York, NY
  • It's Been Wonderful, September 1966, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • Scandal Point, September 1967, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • Everybody's Girl, September 1968, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • Love Is a Time of Day, 22 December 1969, Music Box Theatre, New York, NY
  • A Barrel Full of Pennies, 12 May 1970, Playhouse on the Mall, Paramus, NJ
  • Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, 28 December 1970, Majestic Theatre, New York, NY
  • Opal Is a Diamond, 27 July 1971, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • The Savage Dilemma, 19 May 1972, Long Beach Community Theatre, Long Beach, CA
  • The Dancing Mice, June 1972, Berea Summer Theatre, Berea, OH
  • Macbeth Did It, July 1972, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • The Enigma, 12 June 1973, Berea Summer Theatre, Berea, OH
  • Opal's Baby, 26 June 1973, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • Roman Conquest, 25 July 1973, Berea Summer Theatre, Berea, OH
  • A Bad Year for Tomatoes, 1974, John Patrick Dinner Theatre at the You Are Cabaret Dinner Theatre, North Royalston, OH
  • Divorce, Anyone?, 1975, John Patrick Dinner Theatre at the You Are Cabaret Dinner Theatre, North Royalston, OH
  • Opal's Husband, 1975, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
  • Noah's Animals, 1975, Berea Summer Theatre, Berea, OH
  • Suicide, Anyone?, 1976, Fortuna Theatre Club, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • People!, October 1976, John Patrick Dinner Theatre at the You Are Cabaret Dinner Theatre, North Royalston, OH
  • Opal's Million Dollar Duck, 1979, School of Performing Arts, St Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Girls of the Garden Club, July 1979, Berea Summer Theatre, Berea, OH
  • That's Not My Father, 1979, Fortuna Theatre Club, St Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Charlie Chan at the Race Track, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936
  • Educating Father, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936
  • 36 Hours to Kill, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936
  • High Tension, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936
  • Midnight Taxi, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Dangerously Yours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • The Holy Terror, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Time Out For Romance, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Sing and Be Happy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Born Reckless, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • One Mile From Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Big Town Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Up the River Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937
  • Look Out, Mr. Moto, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • Five of a Kind, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • International Settlement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • Battle of Broadway, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • Mr. Moto Takes a Chance, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • High Society, adapted from Philip Barry's play, The Philadelphia Story, MGM, 1956
  • Teahouse of the August Moon, MGM, 1956
  • Les Girls, adapted from Vera Caspary's novel, MGM, 1957
  • Some Came Running, adapted from James Jones's novel, MGM, 1958
  • The World of Suzie Wong, adapted from Paul Osborn's play and Richard Mason's novel, Paramount, 1960
  • Parrish, adapted from Mildred Savage's novel, for Warner Brothers, 1961
  • Gigot, adapted from Jackie Gleason's story, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • The Main Attraction, Seven Arts, 1963
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman, adapted from Morris West's novel, MGM, 1968
Television Scripts
  • "Teahouse of the August Moon," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1962
  • "The Small Miracle," adapted from Paul Gallico's short story, Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1973
  • The Willow and I (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1943)
  • The Hasty Heart (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1945)
  • The Story of Mary Surratt (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1947)
  • The Curious Savage (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1951)
  • Lo and Behold!; A New Comedy in Three Acts (New York: S. French, 1952)
  • The Teahouse of the August Moon (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1957)
  • Everybody Loves Opal (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1962)
  • It's Been Wonderful (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1966)
  • Everybody's Girl; a Comedy in Three Acts, (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1968)
  • Scandal Point; a Play in Three Acts, (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1969)
  • Love Is a Time of Day (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1970)
  • A Barrel Full of Pennies: A Comedy in Two Acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1971)
  • Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (New York: S. French, 1971)
  • Anybody Out There (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1972)
  • Divorce--Anyone?: Three One Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1976)
  • Noah's Animals: A Musical Allegory in Three Acts (New York: S. French, 1976)
  • Suicide--Anyone?: Three One Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1976)
  • The Girls of the Garden Club: A Comedy in Three Acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1980)
  • Opal's Million Dollar Duck (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1980)
  • People!: Three One Act Plays (New York: S. French, 1980)
  • That's Not My Mother: Three One Act Plays (New York: S. French, 1980)
  • The Magenta Moth: A Play in Three Acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1983)
  • The Reluctant Rogue, or, Mother's Day: A Play (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1984)
  • Cheating Cheaters: A Comedy (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1985)
  • The Gay Deceiver: A Play in Three Acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1988)
  • The Doctor Will See You Now: Four One-Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1991)
  • Dirty Ditties (New York: Penguin, 1996)
  • A Bad Year For Tomatoes (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1975)
  • Pace, Eric (9 November 1995). "John Patrick, Pulitzer Winner For 'Teahouse,' Is Dead at 90". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  • Wilmer, Jr., Harry A (1955). "Psychiatrist on Broadway". American Imago; A Psychoanalytic Journal for the Arts and Sciences 12 (2): 157–78.  line feed character in |journal= at position 45 (help)
External links
Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Patrick, John, and Vern. Sneider. The Teahouse of the August Moon : A Play. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1952. Print.PS3513.O27 T4 1952, Fine Arts Library Book Stacks
Patrick, John. The Hasty Heart : Comedy Drama in Three Acts. New York, N.Y.: Dramatists Play Service, 1972. Print.
PN6120.A52 G6554 1972, Fine Arts Library Book Stacks

Patrick, John. Love Nest for Three : A Sequel to Sex on the Sixth Floor. New York: S. French, 1974. Print.
PS3566.A78 L63, Fine Arts Library Book Stacks

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 17, 1885 - Vertner Woodson Tandy

Vertner Woodson Tandy circa 1920

From Wikipedia
(accessed May 17, 2017)
Vertner Woodson Tandy (May 17, 1885 – November 7, 1949) was an American architect.[1] He was one of the seven founders (commonly referred to as "The Seven Jewels") of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Cornell University in 1906. He was the first African American registered architect in New York State. Tandy served as the first treasurer of the Alpha chapter and the designer of the fraternity pin.[2] The fraternity became incorporated under his auspices.
He was born on May 17, 1885, in Lexington, Kentucky.[1]
He initially attended Tuskegee Institute studying architectural drawing.[3] In 1907 he graduated from Cornell University[4] with a degree in architecture and he later became the State of New York’s first registered black architect, with offices on Broadway in New York City.
Tandy's most famous commission was probably Villa Lewaro, the mansion of Harlem millionairess Madam C. J. Walker, in Irvington on Hudson, New York. Among his other extant work are the Ivey Delph Apartments, and St. Philip's Episcopal Church at 204 West 134th Street in Harlem, through his architectural firm of Tandy & Foster. The Ivey Delph Apartments, designed in 1948, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[5]
Tandy also holds the distinction of being the first African American to pass the military commissioning examination and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry of the New York State National Guard.
Vertner W. Tandy died of pneumonia on November 7, 1949, aged 64, in Manhattan, New York City.[1]
1.     "Vertner Woodson Tandy". New York Times. November 8, 1949.
2.      Parks, Gregory (2012-01-01). Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0813134579.
3.      Weiss, Ellen (2012-01-01). Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington. NewSouth Books. ISBN 9781588382481.
4.     Woods, Mary N. (1999-07-20). From Craft to Profession: The Practice of Architecture in Nineteenth-century America. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520921405.
5.     National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
Further reading
·        Wesley, Charles H. (1981). The History of Alpha Phi Alpha, A Development in College Life (14th ed.). Chicago: Foundation. ASIN: B000ESQ14W.
·        Mason, Herman (1999). "The Outspoken Jewel—Vertner Woodson Tandy". The Talented Tenth: The Founders and Presidents of Alpha (2nd ed.). Winter Park, Florida: Four-G. ISBN 1-885066-63-5.
·        Gray, Christopher (1994-04-24). "Streetscapes/The Walker Town House; The Grand Mansion of an Early Black Entrepreneur". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

External links
· Alpha Phi Alpha website

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Notable Kentucky African Americans Database

Encyclopedia of African American Business History
Online Access at University of Kentucky Libraries

Additional Sources:
Vertner Woodson Tandy - Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation