Inductees in Entertainment Development

  1. Dr. Doris M. Hollway Abels

    Inducted in 2000

    The late Dr. Doris M. Holloway Abels, formerly of North Kingstown accomplished educator, performing artist and advocate of the arts founded her own school of dance and helped to establish the Trinity Reperatory Company. The versatile Dr. Read more >

  2. David L. Angell

    David L. Angell (1946-2001)

    Inducted in 2003

    David L. Angell was best known for producing Emmy Award winning shows Cheers," "Wings" and "Frasier."Born on April 10, 1946 in Providence, David Angell was the youngest of three children of Mae Cooney Angell and Henry Angell.  David attended Providence College, where he studied English literature. Read more >

  3. Ruth Buzzi (1936-)

    Inducted in 1971

    Ruth Buzzi was born on July 24, 1936 in Westerly, Rhode Island to Rena Pauline and Angelo Peter Buzzi, the latter a renowned stone sculptor associated with Westerly's famed granite industry. Her father owned Buzzi Memorials. Known for her comedy routines on the 1960s variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (1967), Ruth Buzzi studied dance, vocals, and acting at the Pasadena Playhouse for the Performing Arts, enrolling when she was just seventeen. Early in her career, she formed a duo with comedian Dom DeLuise. Read more >

  4. Edward M. Fay (1878-1964)

    Inducted in 1980

    Edward M. Fay was a well known local and national theatrical impresario, musician and band leader. He was a friend of George M. Cohan (born in Providence in 1878 and composer of the famous songs Over There, Give My Regards to Broadway and You’re a Grand Old Flag). Read more >

  5. Colonel Randall A. Harrington

    Colonel Randall A. Harrington (1854-1918)

    Inducted in 2013

    Harrington, Randall A. (Randall Augustus), 1854-1918

    Colonel Randall Augustus Harrington (1854-1918) was born in the mill village of Phenix, then a part of the town of Warwick in 1854, the son of Randall A. Harrington and Mary Madison Harrington. The Harringtons and Madisons were descended from early Rhode Island families. Read more >
  6. Dr. Mark P. Malkovich, III (1930-2010)

    Inducted in 2000

    Dr. Mark P. Malkovich III, of Portsmouth, served as Artistic Director of the Newport Music Festival for 35 years. As Artistic Director (formerly General Director) of the Newport Music Festival, his avid awareness of the international music scene and whose creation of a music-making community of artists is legendary. Read more >



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