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Harriet Hawkins Cass ’30

Harriet Hawkins Cass ’30, September 8, 2004, in Portland. Harriet attended Reed for one year before transferring to the University of Oregon and majoring in theatre arts. In Portland, she connected with the Bess Whitcomb Players and the Portland Civic Theatre. She lived in New York, and under scholarship with the Repertory Playhouse Associates of New York City, received additional training and experience at the associates’ summer theatre in Putney, Vermont. In 1940, she married Robert Cass, and they had one daughter. In retirement, they moved from Ohio to Portland, where Hawkins continued to enjoy theatre with the Drama Reading Club. She was supported the efforts of the Contemporary Arts Council, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, the English Speaking Union, and the World Affairs Council. Both her husband and daughter predeceased her.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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