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Glenn Close (born 1947) is an award-winning actress.

Ms. Close attended William & Mary where she was involved in campus theatrical productions through the Dept. of Theatre, Speech, and Dance and the Common Glory. She graduated in 1974 a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Close was the 1989 Commencement speaker.

Productions at William & Mary

  • 1970: Twelfth Night--Olivia
  • 1971: Man of La Mancha--Antonia; You Can't Take It With You--Alice
  • 1972: The Miser--Francine; Antony and Cleopatra--Cleopatra, also a small part as a boy; Common Glory--Eileen Gordon
  • 1973: Brigadoon--Fiona MacLaren; The Trojan Women--Hecuba; The Seagull--Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina; The House of Bernarda Alba--Bernarda; Common Glory--Eileen Gordon
  • 1974: Anything Goes--Charity; The Alchemist--Doll Common

Material in the Special Collections Research Center


  • Glenn Close, 1970-1999, Series 1, Subseries 5, Box 5, Folder 18, Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance Records, UA 59, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.


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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.