Gordon Davidson (director)
May 7, 1933 |
Brooklyn, New York
Case Western Reserve University
|Occupation||Stage director, film director, philanthropist|
|Children||Adam Davidson, Rachel Davidson Janger|
|Parent(s)||Jo (Skipper) Davidson, Alice Gordon Davidson|
Gordon Davidson was born on May 7, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1956, studying electric engineering, and received a master's in theatre from Case Western Reserve University in 1957.
He has directed several plays including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and Murderous Angels in 1971, Children of a Lesser God in 1982 and Stuff Happens in 2005. He has also directed the film version the The Trial of the Catonsville Nine in 1972 and a TV film called The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1977.
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. Each year, the event was hosted by Michael Feinstein and took place in Los Angeles, California. 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 Los Angeles Music Center.
He is married to Judi Davidson. Their son is the director Adam Davidson.
- Carmel Dagan, Felisa Vanoff, Dancer, Patron of the Arts, Dies at 89, Variety, June 10, 2014
- Felisa Vanoff, Former Dancer and Choreographer, Dies at 89, The Hollywood Reporter, 6/9/2014
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