Roger Berlind

Roger Stuart Berlind[1] (June 27, 1930 – December 18, 2020) was a New York City theatrical producer and board member of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. He was one of the founders of Carter, Berlind, Potoma & Weill in 1960, a company that would later through Sandy Weill become Shearson Loeb Rhoades, which was eventually sold to American Express in 1981 for approximately $930 million in stock.

Roger Stuart Berlind
Born(1930-06-27)June 27, 1930
Brooklyn, New York City
DiedDecember 18, 2020(2020-12-18) (aged 90)
Manhattan, New York City
OccupationBusinessman
Known forCo-founder of Carter, Berlind, Potoma & Weill, well-known Broadway producer
Spouse(s)
Helen Polk Clark
(m. 1962; died 1975)

Brook Radway Wheeler
(m. 1979)
Children4, including William Berlind
Parent(s)Peter Sydney Berlind
Mae Miller Berlind

Early lifeEdit

Berlind was born to a Jewish family[2] in New York City, to Mae (née Miller) and Peter Sydney Berlind, a hospital administrator.[3] He attended Princeton University and received his bachelor's degree in English in 1954 after completing an 82-page long senior thesis titled "The Quest of the Ideal in the Plays of Yeats and Synge".[4] Berlind was a member of the Princeton Tower Club. The crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 on June 24, 1975 killed his wife, Helen Polk Clark, and three of his four children.[5][6]

Theatrical careerEdit

His theatrical producing career began in 1976. Since then, he has produced or co-produced more than forty plays and musicals on Broadway and many off-Broadway and regional theatre productions as well. His Broadway productions have won numerous Tony Awards. Among them are Amadeus, Nine, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Ain't Misbehavin', Guys and Dolls, Hamlet, Passion, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Copenhagen, Kiss Me, Kate, Proof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics, the 2004 revival of Wonderful Town, Curtains, and Deuce.

In 2003, the 360-seat Roger S. Berlind Theatre opened in the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University. Princeton's Roger S. Berlind Professorship in the Humanities, previously held by Joyce Carol Oates, is currently held by Tracy K. Smith.[7] In 2009, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miss Wheeler, Roger Berlind Will Be Wed, NYTimes.com; accessed June 20, 2015.
  2. ^ NPR: "Sandy Weill and the Story Behind Citigroup" October 10, 2006
  3. ^ Roger Berlind profile, filmreference.com; accessed June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Berlind, Roger Stuart. Princeton University. Department of English (ed.). "The Quest of the Ideal in the Plays of Yeats and Synge". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Robert J. Hughess (January 30, 2004). "Out of Personal Tragedy, a Producer was Born". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Horowitz Jr., Saul (June 26, 1975). "Sketches of Some of the Prominent People Killed in Kennedy Air Crash". The New York Times. Helen Polk Clark Berlind and three of her four young children were returning from New Orleans after a two‐week visit with her mother, Mrs. Richard H. Clark of Hattiesburg, Miss.
  7. ^ https://arts.princeton.edu/people/profiles/tksmith/
  8. ^ Playbill.com

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