( b. Dec 18, 1927 Bronx, New York, USA - d. Jul 13, 2011 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Donald Grody was an actor, playwright, activist, devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Grody served as Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association from 1973-1980, leading its collective bargaining negotiations for Broadway as well as regional theatres throughout the country. He also spearheaded the effort to fund and create permanent rent-subsidized housing for actors at Manhattan Plaza on West 43rd Street.
Mr. Grody fell in love with the theatre at an early age and followed his passion to London in 1949 where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon his return to the United States, he appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, Bells Are Ringing, Happy Hunting, Kismet, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. A gifted baritone whose vocal training enabled him to hit the back row of any Broadway house (without the use of electronic amplification), he possessed a warmth and radiance when he took the stage.