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Mary Nell Ivey 'Coach' Santacroce

Mary Nell Ivey 'Coach' Santacroce
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Biographical Data

Mary Nell Santacroce was to Atlanta what Helen Hayes was to New York: the "First Lady" of theater. Best known for her role as Daisy Werthan in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy," she played the part in Atlanta, Moscow, and Shanghai. Primarily a speech and drama teacher at Georgia Tech and Georgia State until 1972, Santacroce emerged as an award-winning actress at the Alliance Theatre.

From the first play she directed at DramaTech to her last ("Journey's End"), she was always called "coach" by the cast.


Acting Credits

Spring 1947   -   The Drunkard   -   Mary


Production Credits

Spring 1966 - Journey's End - Director
Winter 1966 - Alas, Babylon - Director
Fall 1965 - The Mouse That Roared - Director
Spring 1965 - See How They Run - Director
Winter 1965 - An Enemy of the People - Director
Fall 1964 - Sunday in New York - Director
Spring 1964 - Time Limit - Director
Fall 1963 - Galileo - Director
Spring 1963 - Dracula - Director
Winter 1963 - Twelve Angry Men - Director
Fall 1962 - Teahouse of the August Moon - Director
Spring 1962 - Saint Joan - Director
Winter 1962 - Under the Sycamore Tree - Director
Fall 1961 - Look Homeward Angel - Director
Spring 1961 - Death of a Salesman - Director
Winter 1961 - The Rainmaker - Director
Fall 1960 - The Skin of Our Teeth - Director
Spring 1960 - Major Barbara - Director
Winter 1960 - Visit to a Small Planet - Director
Fall 1959 - Androcles and the Lion - Director
Spring 1959 - My Three Angels - Director
Winter 1959 - There Shall Be No Night - Director
Fall 1958 - What Price Glory? - Director
Spring 1958 - Abie's Irish Rose - Director
Winter 1958 - Desire Under the Elms - Director
Fall 1957 - Much Ado About Nothing - Director
Spring 1957 - Idiot's Delight - Director
Winter 1957 - Oedipus Rex - Director
Fall 1956 - At War with the Army - Director
Spring 1956 - The Road to Rome - Director
Winter 1956 - Home of the Brave - Director
Fall 1955 - The Front Page - Director
Spring 1955 - Charley's Aunt - Director
Winter 1955 - Key Largo - Director
Fall 1954 - Harvey - Director
Spring 1954 - The Pursuit of Happiness - Director
Winter 1954 - Detective Story - Director
Fall 1953 - Mr. Roberts - Director
Spring 1952 - Yellow Jack - Director
Winter 1952 - Whistling in the Dark - Director
Fall 1951 - The Live Wire - Director
Spring 1951 - Boy Meets Girl - Director
Winter 1951 - The Traitor - Director
Fall 1950 - See My Lawyer - Director
Spring 1950 - The Bishop Misbehaves - Director
Winter 1950 - Command Decision - Director
Fall 1949 - Room Service - Director
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