Randolph Carter, a playwright and one of the last links to the Shubert era on Broadway, died on Oct. 12. He was 90. According to The New York Times, Carter passed away at the St. Albans Naval Hospital in Queens.
Carter worked for 10 years with J.J. Shubert, one of the original brothers -- Sam S. and Lee were the others -- who founded the Shubert theatrical dynasty at the beginning of this century. Carter was employed as a play doctor and contributed dialogue for musicals such as The Student Prince, Countess Maritza and The Merry Widow.
On his own, Carter authored Arms of Venus (1937), Wuthering Heights (1940) and Eugenia (1957). As late as 1984, Carter's adaptation of James T. Farrell's Death of Nora Ryan was presented Off-Broadway.
Carter also wrote the books The World of Flo Ziegfeld and Joseph Urban.
-- By Robert Simonson