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Joseph "Jo" Mielziner

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Transcript of Joseph "Jo" Mielziner

March 19, 1901 - March 15, 1976 Joseph "Jo" Mielziner Summary Born March 19 ,1901 in Paris, France
Died March 15, 1976 in New York City, New York
He was almost 75 years old.

His most famous play was Winterset (1935).


His most recent play was 1776 (1969). Plays by Jo Mielziner
Strange Interlude (1928), Street Scene (1929), Of Thee I Sing (1931), Winterset (1935), On Your Toes (1936), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938), Pal Joey (1940), The Glass Menagerie (1945), Annie Get Your Gun (1946), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Mister Roberts (1948), Death of a Salesman (1949), South Pacific (1949), Guys and Dolls (1950), The King and I (1951), Tea and Sympathy (1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Gypsy (1959), and *1776 (1969) Other Plays by
Jo Mielziner The Guardsmen, Sweet and Low, Another Part of the Forest, Oh! Captain, Dodsworth, Carousel, South Pacific, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie



Note: Some of these plays, such as Death of a Salesman,
although written by another person, was performed at
some point by Jo Mielziner and his company. Education Jo Mielziner attended the
Arts Student League and
the Pennsylvania Academy
of the Fine Arts. Mielziner's Experience
on the Stage In his past, Jo Mielziner was an assistant stage-
manager, scenic designer, bit actor, theatre des-
igner, and scenery and lighting designer. Jo Mielziner's Style Rewards Where His Experience
Lies Jo Mielziner was a member of the Theatre Guild of New York, participated in another production of the Guardsmen, and helped to design the Wake Forest University and Vivian Beaumont Theaters. Jo Mielziner's style of scenery and lighting was to have suggestive and skeletonized set with an evocative light setting. During his career, Jo Mielziner was awarded the
Tony Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design, and Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
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