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Davis, Blevins (1903-1971)



  • Existence: 1903 - 1971


Blevins Davis was a theatrical producer and playwright. He grew up in Independence, Missouri and was a friend of President Harry S. Truman. He attended Kansas City Junior College, Princeton University, and the University of Missouri, graduating in 1925. He became supervisor of educational programs at NBC in New York and was president of the Ballet Theater of New York and member of the board of directors of the American National Theater Association. Davis is known for producing the first American production of “Hamlet” in Denmark and producing “Porgy and Bess” with an all-black cast starring William Warfield, Leontyne Price, and Cab Calloway.

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Blevins Davis Collection

Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents

Includes recordings of the radio drama program The Free Company, radio drama program Elizabeth the Queen, and performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Dates: 1941 - 1944