ROBERT DRIVAS - AUTOGRAPH RESUME SIGNED - HFSID 301452
ROBERT DRIVAS The actor's handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945 Autograph Resume signed, 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date.
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The actor's handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945
Autograph Resume signed, 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date. Printed biographical form on which signer has supplied details: date and place of birth, education and professional training, and stage and screen experience. ROBERT DRIVAS (1938-1986) was an American actor and director, best known for his theatre directing. He began his career in 1958, as an actor, when he was cast as Rameses in the original play The Firstborn. That same year, Drivas made his onscreen debut in an episode of Young Dr. Malone. Over the next decade, he continued to act both on the stage and on the screen, appearing in such titles as The Wall (1960-1961), And Things Go Bump in the Night (1965), the television series The Wild Wild West (1966), and the popular television series Bonanaza (1968). Eventually, in 1974, Drivas made his directing debut, when he directed the original one-act comedy Bad Habits. Throughout the next nine years, Drivas directed eight more productions, and starred in a single production entitled The Man Who Had Three Arms (1983). His last professional role before his death included directing the 1983 original production of Peg. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.