Elaine Anderson Steinbeck
Mary Elaine Steinbeck
Elaine and John Steinbeck in 1950
Mary Elaine Anderson
August 14, 1914
|Died||April 27, 2003 (aged 88)|
New York, New York, United States
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin|
(m. 1934; div. 1950)
(m. 1950; died 1968)
She was previously known as Elaine Anderson during her acting career. While married to actor Zachary Scott she was also known as Elaine Scott, and after her marriage to author John Steinbeck she was known as Elaine Steinbeck.
Anderson was born August 14, 1914 in Austin, Texas to Waverly F. Anderson and Libbie Adeline (née Roberts). Her maternal great-grandfather was Judge John Bryant Dupuy of Erath County, Texas. On February 21, 1934, she married actor Zachary Scott whom she met while they both studied in the University of Texas at Austin theatre program. Anderson studied drama at the University of Texas, Austin. She worked with husband Zachary at the Austin Little Theatre for several years, and in the process they met several people with connections in the New York theatre. Around 1940 the Scotts moved to New York City to seek success there. Though both wished to be successful actors, Zachary had more success in that area, so Elaine began working for The Theatre Guild in New York and learned the technical aspects of theatre production.
Within a week of her divorce from Zachary Scott, Elaine married John Steinbeck on December 28, 1950. They remained married until his death in December 1968.
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- Jones, Kenneth. "Elaine Steinbeck, Author's Widow and Former Stage Manager, Dead at 88" Playbill April 29, 2003. September 20, 2005 
- Lisheron, Mark. "Who was Zachary Scott?" Zachary Scott Theatre Center. September 20, 2005 
- Nemy, Enid. "Elaine Steinbeck, 88, Author's Widow, Dies." The New York Times April 29, 2003, Late ed., C19
- Van Neste, Dan. "Zachary Scott: A Scoundrel with Style" Classic Images March, 1998. September 20, 2005 
- Woo, Elaine. "From the pages of his life, her legacy of love and work", Sydney Morning Herald, May 14, 2003. September 20, 2005