Alexander Scourby

Alexander Scourby

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 716-717. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

He is the well-known voice that has read the entire Bible onto cassette.

He played a king in three different adaptations of fairy tales on the series "Shirley Temple's Storybook". They were the only roles he ever played on the series.

He was one of the founders of New Stages, a Greenwich Village drama company in the 1947-48 season. During its two-year stay, the company presented such classics as "Blood Wedding" and "The Victors."

His daughter, Alexandra, was born on March 27, 1944.

His father was a successful Greek restaurateur and baker. He had two sisters, Lula and Mary, and a brother, Nicholas.

Portrayed various characters in at least four stage versions of "Hamlet" throughout his career - The Player King, Rosencrantz, and Claudius.

Ran and did readings for his own company, Lectern Records, in addition to the hundreds of recordings he has done for The Talking Books for the blind.

Son-in-law of actor Theodore von Eltz and Peggy Prior.