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Thread #59194 Message #1006732
Posted By: Charley Noble
22-Aug-03 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Fight Wid Ole Satan
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fight Wid Ole Satan
Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, the co-authors of "Porge," were originally from the Charlston, NC, area and were part of what has been described by literary hostorians as "The Charlston Renaissance."
The young director of "Porge," who auditioned Ella Madison, was Rouben Mamoulian who also directed early productions of "Porgy and Bess" and then went on to a very successful Hollywood film career as a director.
As close as I can determine Ella Madison died at a retirement home for the elderly in about 1935.