12 Facts About Arthur Hopkins


Arthur Hopkins was a well-known Broadway theater director and producer in the early twentieth century.

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Arthur Hopkins's repertoire included plays by playwrights in American Expressionist theater, including Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Eugene O'Neill.

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Arthur Hopkins was the youngest of ten children born to a Welsh couple, David and Mary Jane Hopkins.

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Arthur Hopkins married Australian actress Eva MacDonald in August 1915.

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Arthur Hopkins was one of Broadway's most admired producers with credits including What Price Glory, and Anna Christie.

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Arthur Hopkins co-wrote Burlesque, which he staged again twenty years later; it ran from Christmas 1946 to January 1948.

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Arthur Hopkins directed Philip Barry's 1928 play Holiday at the Plymouth Theatre, where it ran for 229 performances.

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Arthur Hopkins arguably was one of two key people who helped make Humphrey Bogart a star.

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In 1934, Arthur Hopkins heard the Broadway play Invitation to a Murder, in which Bogart was starring, from off-stage.

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Arthur Hopkins was an antiquated juvenile who spent most of his stage life in white pants swinging a tennis racquet.

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Arthur Hopkins seemed as far from a cold-blooded killer as one could get, but the voice[, ] dry and tired[, ] persisted, and the voice was Mantee's.

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Arthur Hopkins' inadvertent co-conspirator, Leslie Howard, made his participation in the film contingent on Bogart's, and Bogie became a bona fide star when the movie was a big hit in 1936.

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