Perry, Antoinette, 1888–1946, American actress, manager, producer, b. Denver, Colo. Perry began her career as an actress. She later produced several successful plays with Brock Pemberton, including Strictly Dishonorable, Personal Appearance, and Kiss the Boys Goodbye. Perry was noted for helping young people who were attempting theatrical careers. She was a founder of the American Theater Wing, which presents the annual Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards in her honor for outstanding accomplishments in theater.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Theater: Biographies