Summary: actor and director who was the father of actor John Lithgow and a pioneer in the American regional theater movement, and who founded two major Shakespeare festivals in the 1950's and 1960's, including the Antioch College Shakespeare Festival, which earned the praise of Queen Elizabeth II.
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure
Born: September 9, 1915
Died: March 23, 2004
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts