Clurman, Harold Edgar
- Joanna Rotté
Clurman, Harold Edgar (18 September 1901–09 September 1980), founder of the Group Theatre, director, and critic, was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, the son of Samuel Michael Clurman, a physician, and Bertha Saphir. When asked late in life who had been most influential in shaping his character, Clurman “answered without hesitation, ‘My father.’ ” Clurman’s formal education included matriculation at Columbia University from 1919 to 1921 and at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Paris-Sorbonne from September 1921 through 1923. He received the ...