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Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barryby Anne Kronenfeld, Ivan Kronenfeld
In 1814, a woman of unknown origins graduated from Edinburgh Medical School disguised as a man. Dr. James Miranda Barry has the distinction of being the first woman doctor in the Western world. She then served in the British Military disguised as a male surgeon for forty-five years. The scandal of her elaborate deception did not surface until her death. Based on true facts, The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry takes us from The Reign of Terror in Paris to Scotland, South Africa, and England in this insightful portrait of a woman with an indomitable spirit.
Anne Byrne Kronenfeld began her professional life as a ballet dancer. She was a charter member and principal with The Pennsylvania Ballet Company. She then danced with the New York City Ballet and was a guest artist with the Frankfurt Opera Ballet and Andre Eglevsky Company. Anne then moved into an acting career with roles in Woody Allen's Manhattan and a Lina Wertmuller film starring Candice Bergen and John Carlo Giannini. She taught acting in New York City at the Column Theater, and was a casting associate for Leonard Finger Casting. Anne's first book, Echoes From The Schoolyard, about past NBA players was published by Hawthorne. Currently, Anne is an artists' manager.
Ivan Kronenfeld is a native New Yorker who has been described as "an actor, a deal-maker, a raconteur and a scholar of boxing and psychology". He received his bachelors degree from Goddard College and his Ph.D. from Union Graduate School. Ivan began his multi-faceted career in the 1960s, establishing housing and day care services for communities in decay. At present, Ivan is a partner in Koerner Kronenfeld Partners, LLC. "KKP" is a production company engaged in a number of start-up ventures including: entertainment - Broadway, Off-Broadway and film financing - Book Packaging, and a boxing training center in New York City. Among the projects for which Ivan is primarily responsible is the Broadway bound The Hunchback of Notre Dame with music by world class pianist Byron Janis and book and lyrics by Albert Innaurato and The West Point Project, LLC, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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