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Alfred Lunt

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Alfred Lunt photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932

Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892August 3, 1977) was an American actor. Along with his wife Lynn Fontanne, who he married May 26, 1922 in New York City, was half of the pre-eminent Broadway acting couple in American history. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received two Tony Awards, an Academy Award nomination (Academy Award for Best Actor for 1931's The Guardsman) and an Emmy Award. He appeared with Fontanne in over 24 plays - and most recently on an American postage stamp.

Ten Chimneys, Alfred and Lynn's estate in southeast Wisconsin, is now a world-class house museum and resource center for theater. See http://www.tenchimneys.org for more photos and information.

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