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 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, 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. He is fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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