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Donald G. Spencer ’37

Published in Sept. 13, 2000, issue

Antique dealer, interior designer, and member for two and a half years of the original cast of Kiss Me Kate, Don Spencer died in May 2000. He majored in English at Princeton, where he was on the soccer, swimming, and tennis teams and was a member of Theatre Intime and Arbor Inn.

After college, Don studied at the Wood Business School and served as personnel assistant with the Chinese Purchasing Commission. He served for 18 months in the Army Medical Corps and was then in Kiss Me Kate in 1948, where he tap-danced on three prop barrels, at one point slipping and having the barrel roll down to the orchestra pit, burying a frustrated Bobby Short's last eight bars of Too Darn Hot, a maneuver kept as a skit in the show. Next came radio advertising and space buying for 10 years before attending the New York School of Interior Design and becoming an antique dealer and interior designer with offices in New York and Toronto. Later his office was "happily" in Southampton and Water Mill.

The Class of 1937

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