Brock Pemberton


Brock Pemberton

Brock Pemberton (December 14, 1885 - March 11, 1950) was an American theatrical producer, director and founder of the Tony Awards. Pemberton was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. Before becoming a producer he was a press agent in New York. He was a partner of Antoinette Perry both in a professional and romantic manner. cite web| url =http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/archive/perry.html| title = How The Tony's Got Their Name| publisher =The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards| accessdate =2007-05-13] Among his notable productions was "Miss Lulu Bett", whose writer Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and "Personal Appearance" by Lawrence Riley, which was a Broadway hit and was later turned into the classic film "Go West, Young Man." Months after his death in 1950 a Tony Award was given to him posthumously which indicated his role as the founder and the original chairman of the Tony Awards.

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