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Boar's Head Dramatic Society of Syracuse University: Donors

The Syracuse University Archives is forever indebted to the following alumni who made this project a reality. Thank you!

Jerry Stiller '50

    Well known as half of the husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara," Jerry Stiller has appeared on Broadway, in a number of films including several with son Ben Stiller. His recent television work includes "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens".

Earl F. Simmons '49

    Earl Simmons majored in musical theater and enjoyed a stage career on Broadway. He then taught Speech and Theater at Long Island University.

Julian Tomchin '53

    Julian Tomchin appeared in nine Boar's Head productions from 1950-53. He is listed variously as Julius, Julian, or Jules. He often appeared in both the cast and production staff. He has achieved great fame in the area of fabric and textile design.

Gifts in memory of Priscilla Gillette Perrone '47

    Priscilla Gillette was a musical actress and made her stage debut in a touring company of "Brigadoon" in 1947. She went on to do "Regina" a musical based on "The Little Foxes" and Cole Porter's "Out of This World". She also appeared on television in the 1950s including a role on "The Edge of Night". Priscilla Gillette Perrone died in 2006.

Gilbert Cates '55

    Gilbert Cates is best known as a director and producer of television programs and Hollywood films and has produced more than a dozen Academy Award telecasts.

Jerry Leider '53

    Jerry Leider has been a producer television productions and of motion picture films such as "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen", "My Favorite Martian" and "The Jazz Singer".

John J. Moore '50

    John J. Moore became a well known art director, costume designer and production designer. He has contributed to films such as "Sea of Love", "Ghostbusters" and "El Cid".

Shirley Fenner Reidenbaugh '54

    Married to the late Gerald Reidenbaugh, former chair of the SU Drama Department, Shirley Fenner Reidenbaugh has continued to perform professionally and has toured the South in her one-woman show "Widows Pique".

The Archives would also like to thank those alumni who responded to the call to enhance the site with the donation or loan of photographs and additional playbills, and of course continued financial support.

  • Donald Abramoske '55
  • Geraldine Blum '68
  • Jan Dublin Cates '57
  • Noel Conlon '59
  • Suzanne F. Conlon '59
  • Vincent Gerbino '50
  • John C. Gilhooley '62
  • Richard C. Graves '69
  • Donald Hornung '53
  • Helen Slayton Hughes '51
  • Elizabeth Landman '57
  • Laura-Jean MacDonald '52
  • Peter Maloney '63
  • Bonnie B. Nye '62
  • Marlene Robinson '55
  • Rosemary Coon Taylor '43