Mina Curtiss

Mina Curtiss, sister of Lincoln Kirstein, was born in Boston in 1898. She worked with Orson Welles and John Houseman at the Mercury Theater of the Air from 1935 to 1939. A graduate of Smith College, she taught there for many years. Among her best-known works are Letters of Marcel Proust, Bizet and His World, and A Forgotten Empress: Anna Ivanovna and Her Era, 1730-1740.