May 7, 1933
Brooklyn, New York
Stage director, film director, philanthropist
Spouse(s) Judi Davidson
Gordon Davidson (born 1933) is an American stage and film director.
Biography [ edit ]
Early life [ edit ]
Gordon Davidson was born on May 7, 1933 in
Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Cornell University.
He has directed several plays including
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and Murderous Angels in 1971, in 1982 and Children of a Lesser God in 2005. He has also directed the film version the Stuff Happens The Trial of the Catonsville Nine in 1972 and a TV film called The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1977.
In 2003, he made a brief cameo appearance as himself, directing a play starring
James Earl Jones and Jack McFarland, in an episode of . Will & Grace
Until 2005, he worked as artistic director for the
Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.
Philanthropy [ edit ]
Together with dancer and producer
Felisa Vanoff (1925–2014), he established the Salon at the Taper, an annual charity dinner in honor of a lyricist. [1 ] Each year, the event was hosted by [2 ] Michael Feinstein and took place in Los Angeles, California. [1 ] The proceeds went to Nick's Tix, a non-profit organization selling low-cost tickets to students, seniors and the disabled for all performances at the [2 ] Los Angeles Music Center. [1 ] [2 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
He is married to Judi Davidson. Their son is the director
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Carmel Dagan, Felisa Vanoff, Dancer, Patron of the Arts, Dies at 89, , June 10, 2014 Variety
^ a b c Felisa Vanoff, Former Dancer and Choreographer, Dies at 89, , 6/9/2014 The Hollywood Reporter