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date: 02 March 2021

Johnson, Albert Richardlocked

(01 February 1910–21 December 1967)
  • Philip A. Alexander

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Johnson, Albert Richard (01 February 1910–21 December 1967), scene designer, was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the son of Albert Aaron Johnson, a college educator, and Anne Ellene Glenn, a newspaper reporter. Johnson began his show business career at age fifteen, painting scenery for the opera house in Farmingdale, Long Island. The following year, with his father’s financial support, he became the manager of the Green Cove Springs Theatre in Florida, reportedly becoming the youngest motion picture exhibitor in the United States. At age seventeen Johnson went to New York City to study with ...

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