George Foster Platt

George Foster Platt (July 27, 1866 – November 16, 1928) was an American stage actor as well as a director of stage and filmed shows. He was part of Thanhouser's short-lived Jacksonville, Florida production unit.[1]

George Foster Platt

Platt was born in Petersburg, Virginia.

He started his career working as an assistant to Winthrop Ames at the Little Theatre.[2] He directed the Modern Players troupe at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee in 1917 drawing a positive review from Sheldon Cheney.[3]

Woman's Politics, a comedy in three acts, was copyrighted in his name in 1899.[4] He directed a version of The Affairs of Anatol in 1912.[5]

He worked for Thanhouser. He survived the auto crash that killed Clinton H. Stagg May 5, 1916.

He directed the 1918 Broadway musical comedy The Squab Farm about the film industry featuring three film directors in the cast.

In April 1892, Platt married actress Beatrice Tait in Philadelphia.[6]

A collection of his papers are part of the Shubert archives in New York.[7]



  1. ^ "PLATT, George Foster".
  2. ^ Beard, DeAnna M. Toten (February 19, 2010). Sheldon Cheney's Theatre Arts Magazine: Promoting a Modern American Theatre, 1916-1921. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810872660 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Cheney, Sheldon (February 19, 1917). "Theatre Arts". Theatre arts, Incorporated – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Catalogue of Title Entries of Books and Other Articles". U.S. Government Printing Office. February 19, 1899 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "George Foster Platt". Playbill.
  6. ^ "Personal and Impersonal". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. April 28, 1892. p. 5. Retrieved 9 March 2019 – via
  7. ^ Foulkes, Richard (December 14, 2006). Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521034425 – via Google Books.

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