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Miner, Worthington (13 November 1900–11 December 1982), theater director and television producer, was born Worthington Coswell Miner in Buffalo, New York, the son of Worthington C. Miner, a lawyer, and Margaret Willard, a dressmaker. After interrupting his studies at Yale University to join the U.S. Army and serve in France and Germany during World War I, Miner graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Yale in 1922 and went to England to study at Cambridge University’s Magdalene College. “Had it not been for my two years at Magdalene College,” Miner reminisced in an interview with Franklin Schaffner, “my career in theatre would never have been. I might have become a teacher, I might have imported woolens and worsteds from Verviers, I might have built mousetraps, but I would never have known the feel or the smell of a Broadway stage.” After some work as a prompter and stage manager at a dramatic club in England, Miner decided to try his luck in New York, where he returned in late 1924....