Bobby was born Feb. 19, 1927. He attended Mt. Zion Institute in his hometown of Winnsboro, N.C., and came to Princeton in the summer of 1944.

After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, for more than 40 years he was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. His academic specialty in teaching, research, and publications was Renaissance drama, with a special focus on Shakespeare. In 1974 he received a Guggenheim fellowship.

Bobby died Jan. 16, 2021, in Haverford, Pa., at the age of 93. He is survived by a cousin, Lillian J. Howland.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1948