Robert C. Schnitzer

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Robert C. Schnitzer
Born (1906-09-08)September 8, 1906
New York City, New York
Died January 2, 2008(2008-01-02) (aged 101)
Stamford, Connecticut
Occupation Stage actor

Robert C. Schnitzer (8 September 1906 – 2 January 2008) was an American actor, producer, educator, and theater administrator. Schnitzer, a former Weston, Connecticut resident, was active in the Westport-Weston Arts Council and later the Westport Arts Center. He was also a longtime member of the board of directors of the Players Club.

Born in New York City, he attended Horace Mann School and Columbia College, later served on the faculties of Vassar, Smith, Columbia, and the University of Michigan, where he chaired the theater department. Schnitzer and his late wife, Marcella Cisney, an actress, organized seminars and operated play readings during the 1980s.

While a young actor in New York City, Schnitzer appeared in or helped manage The Brothers Karamazov, Hamlet, An Enemy of the People, Richelieu, Henry V, Richard III, Caponsacchi, Macbeth, and Cyrano de Bergerac. From 1936 to 1939, Schnitzer was Delaware's State Director and Deputy Director of the WPA's Federal Theatre Project.

Schnitzer died on January 2, 2008 at a nursing home in Stamford, aged 101.[1] At the time of his death, he was the oldest surviving member of the Philolexian Society of Columbia University.


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