Princetonians in the Industry

Princetonian film directors include Joshua Logan '31 who directed the first Triangle Club production to be held in McCarter Theatre. Later, Logan would go on to direct such films as "Picnic" (1955), adaptations of "South Pacific" (1958) and "Camelot" (1967).

James Stewart '32 was a budding actor in that same Triangle Club production in 1930. He would go on to become a legendary Hollywood performer, earning an Academy Award for his work in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). Stewart returned to the University in 1990 to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award (listen to the audio recording) and again to be honored in 1997.

Princetonians have contributed to film and television history in the area of scholarly research. A. Scott Berg '71 wrote a biography of famous producer Samuel Goldwyn. Others have played important roles in the film and television industry. Robert Johnson GS '72 founded the Black Entertainment Television network, and Rose Catherine Pinkney '86 is a television executive whose development credits include the television series "The X-Files" (1993–2002).

Princeton Alumni in Arts, Culture and Entertainment