Stephen Elliott

Performer

Male

Born: November 27, 1918
New York City, New York, USA

Died: May 21, 2005
Woodland Hills , California, USA

Stephen Elliott, the handsome patrician character actor at home in classics by Shakespeare, Ibsen and Schiller, or in TV soaps such as "Dallas," died in Los Angeles May 21, 2005, according to the Associated Press. Mr. Elliott was 86. His family said the cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Mr. Elliott was a Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play) for his work in 1967's Marat/Sade. On Broadway, he was a frequent player in works presented by the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (Mary Stuart, The Crucible, An Enemy of the People and others).

As is the case with many actors, particularly male performers, Mr. Elliott found a great deal of work after middle age, playing doctors, lawyers, judges and businessmen.

He was the nemesis of Dudley Moore in the film comedy "Arthur" and its sequel. In TV's "Chicago Hope" he played Judge Harold Aldrich, on "Dallas" he was Scotty Demarest and on "Falcon Crest" he played Douglas Channing.

The native New Yorker studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. After he returned from serving in the merchant marine during World War II, he made his Broadway debut in a 1945 Cheryl Crawford production of The Tempest (as Boatswain, Mariners and others), sharing the stage with Canada Lee as Caliban and Vera Zorina as Ariel.

Mr. Elliott's Broadway credits include Arthur Miller's The Creation of the World and Other Business (he played God), The Crucible, Mary Stuart, An Enemy of the People, The Playboy of the Western World, The Good Woman of Setzuan, the musical Georgy, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Miser, A Cry of Players, King Lear, Traveller Without Luggage, Photo Finish, the musical The Gay Life (standing by for the lead role Anatol), Roman Candle, The Shrike and Command Decision.

In the late 1960s, he performed in The Public Theater's Henry IV, Parts I and II and Twelfth Night (as Sir Toby Belch) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

According to wire reports, Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Alice Hirson; a daughter, Jency, of Woodstock, N.Y.; a son, Jon, of Manhattan; two stepsons, David Hirson of Manhattan and Christopher Hirson of Berlin; and three grandchildren.

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - The Creation of the World and Other Business The Creation of the World and Other Business
Nov. 30, 1972 - Dec. 16, 1972
God Performer
(Original)
 
The Crucible
Apr. 27, 1972 - Jun. 3, 1972
Deputy-Governor Danforth Performer
(Original)
 
Mary Stuart
Nov. 12, 1971 - Dec. 18, 1971
Lord Burleigh Performer
(Original)
 
An Enemy of the People
Mar. 11, 1971 - Apr. 25, 1971
Dr. Thomas Stockmann Performer
(Original)
 
The Playboy of the Western World
Jan. 7, 1971 - Feb. 20, 1971
Old Mahon Performer
(Original)
 
The Good Woman of Setzuan
Nov. 5, 1970 - Dec. 13, 1970
Mr. Shu Fu Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Georgy Georgy
Feb. 26, 1970 - Feb. 28, 1970
James Leamington Performer
(Original)
 
The Miser
May 8, 1969 - Jun. 21, 1969
Magistrate Performer
(Original)
 
In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mar. 6, 1969 - Sep. 27, 1969
John Lansdale Performer
(Original)
 
A Cry of Players
Nov. 14, 1968 - Feb. 15, 1969
Sir Thomas Performer
(Original)
 
King Lear
Nov. 7, 1968 - Feb. 12, 1969
Earl of Gloucester Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Jan. 3, 1967 - Feb. 25, 1967
Mr. Coulmier Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Traveller Without Luggage Traveller Without Luggage
Sep. 17, 1964 - Oct. 24, 1964
Georges Renaud Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Photo Finish Photo Finish
Feb. 12, 1963 - Jun. 29, 1963
Reginald Kinsale, Esq. Standby
(Original)
 
    Sam Elderly Standby
(Original)
 
    Sam Old Standby
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Gay Life The Gay Life
Nov. 18, 1961 - Feb. 24, 1962
Anatol Standby
(Original)
 
Roman Candle
Feb. 3, 1960 - Feb. 6, 1960
Dr. Alden Understudy
(Original)
 
    Lieut. General Dayton Understudy
(Original)
 
    Admiral Trenton Performer
(Original)
 
Livin' the Life
Apr. 27, 1957 - May 19, 1957
Muff Potter Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Shrike The Shrike
Jan. 15, 1952 - May 31, 1952
Dr. Kramer Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Command Decision Command Decision
Oct. 1, 1947 - Sep. 18, 1948
Colonel Edward Martin Performer
(Original)
 
Wonderful Journey
Dec. 25, 1946 - Jan. 1, 1947
Handler Performer
(Original)
 
Walk Hard
Mar. 27, 1946 - Mar. 31, 1946
Mickey Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Tempest The Tempest
Jan. 25, 1945 - Apr. 21, 1945
Boatswain Performer
(Original)
 
    Mariners, Shapes and Spirits Performer
(Original)
 
 

Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Performance A Whistle in the Dark Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1967 Featured Actor in a Play The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade Nominee
 
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