performing arts

Honoring Mary Wickes, WU alum and actress

By Sonya Rooney on October 22, 2013

Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13, 1910.  She grew up in St. Louis and attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930.  During her college years she performed in student theatre productions and wit...

Happy Birthday Fannie Hurst

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate student worker on October 18, 2013

American novelist Fannie Hurst, born in Ohio on October 19, 1889, grew up in St. Louis and attended WU.  She graduated with her B.A. in 1909.  During her time at the University, Hurst was heavily involved with theatrical life on campus.  After the beginning of the dramatic club Thyrsus in 1907, H...