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Margo Jones (I) (1911–1955)

Margo Jones was born on December 12, 1911 in Livingston, Texas, USA as Margaret Virginia Jones. She was a writer, known for Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater (2006), It's News to Me (1951) and We, the People (1948). She died on July 25, 1955 in Dallas, Texas. See full bio »


(age 43) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Known For

It's News to Me Herself - Panelist
We, the People Herself - Theater Director


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 2006 Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater (TV Movie documentary) (dialogue)
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 1951 It's News to Me (TV Series)
Herself - Panelist
- Episode dated 24 September 1951 (1951) ... Herself - Panelist
 1948 We, the People (TV Series)
Herself - Theater Director
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 2006 Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater (TV Movie documentary)
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 2006 Sweet Tornado DVD Extras (Video)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(June to August 1947) She was managing director for Vera Mathews' play, "Third Cousin," at the Theatre '47 in Dallas, Texas with Marilyn Putnam (Rosemary Jones); Katharine Balfour (Pauline Longstreet); Wilson Brooks (Alvin Butterworth); Jack Warden (Clifford Perkins); Betty Greene Little (Carrie Butterworth); Raymond Van Sickle... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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She was a pioneer of the theater-in-the-round concept of design, with which she first experimented in 1947. It dispenses with a curtain and with backdrops, uses a minimum of scenery, moves the stage closer to the audience, and sits the audience on three sides of the stage. This was the style of staging used for the original stage production of "Man of La Mancha". See more »


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