Newman Levy

Newman Levy (November 30, 1888 – March 22, 1966) was an American lawyer, poet, playwright and essayist.

Levy followed his father, well-known criminal attorney Abraham Levy, into law, but also pursued his own dreams of being a writer. Born in Manhattan, he graduated from New York University School of Law in 1911 and worked as an Assistant District Attorney, but found time to write three books of light verse and an autobiography. He socialized with New York's literary elite, and collaborated with Edna Ferber on $1200 a Year: A Comedy in Three Acts. When George Gershwin asked "I wonder if my music will be played a hundred years from now?" he is said to have answered, "Yes, if you're around to play it!"

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30th, 1888, Died March 22nd, 1966

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046464 10-in. 1/19/1940 Thaïs The Koralites Dramatic scene author  
Victor BS-046465 10-in. 1/19/1940 Rain The Koralites Dramatic scene author  


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