Descendants of Hannah MINER


14063. Mary Livingston (Molly) ADAMS

An actress who wishes her date of birth be confidential.

9486. Worthington Cogswell (Tony) MINER

He was a noted theatrical and television director.  He produced or directed
more than 30 plays and created programs such as "Studio One," "The Play of the
Week," "The Ed Sullivan Show," and others.

Mini Biography

Worthington Miner is not a name always mentioned in the histories written about the earliest days of network television in America; he hasn't always received the acclaim often accorded to writers like Rod Serling and Paddy Chayefsky and directors like Franklin J. Schaffner and Sidney Lumet. This is no minor historical oversight, for Miner was one of the true pioneers of television. He not only wrote, produced and directed important television programs from the earliest days of the medium, but he also developed many of the crew positions still used in television productions to this day. Miner left CBS for NBC over a contract dispute in 1952, ending his fabled reign at "Studio One in Hollywood" (1948), one of the most impressive shows during the first decade of network television. At NBC his creative skills were never fully utilized and by the time he left the network he had become disenchanted with the path television was taking.