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Emery Battis (1915–2011)

Emery Battis was born on May 30, 1915 in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA as Emery John Battis. He was an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), Great Performances (1971) and The Adams Chronicles (1976). He was married to Elizabeth Neuman and Elaine Cunningham. He died on September 20, 2011 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. See full bio »

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Known For

St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere Earl Knowles
Great Performances
The Adams Chronicles
The Adams Chronicles Lord John Russell


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 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Earl Knowles
- Haunted (1985) ... Earl Knowles
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Lord John Russell
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (1974) ... Rigley

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He acted in Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's play, "You Can't Take It With You," at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut with Serina Grant, Laurie Kennedy, Staats Cotsworth, Carol Teitel, John Braden, Charles Turner, Tom Atkins and Patricia Pearcy in the cast. Arvin Brown was director. Kert Lundell was set designer... See more »

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The Emery Battis Award is presented annually by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, based in Washington, DC. The award is presented to "an actor whose work in a main stage production demonstrates outstanding classical technique".

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