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Kitty Carlisle Hart (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Europe, New York City, New York, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-19

Duration: 00:26:49

Subjects: HART, KITTY CARLISLE | Actresses | Acting | Theater | Marx Brothers | Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 | Hart, Moss, 1904-1961 | Television


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby-Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Hart, Kitty Carlisle Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from December 19, 1983, features an interview with Kitty Carlisle Hart conducted by Gus Weill. Hart, a native of New Orleans, is a theater and film actress. She discusses: her acting education in Europe; her first major role; her work with the Marx Brothers in “A Night at the Opera” in 1935; her friendship with George Gershwin; her marriage to playwright Moss Hart; her time on the television program, “To Tell the Truth”; her 1966 debut at the Metropolitan Opera; and her social roles.