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Margaret Virginia “Margo” Jones discovered playwright Tennessee Williams and codirected the premiere on Broadway of his drama The Glass Menagerie, starring Laurette Taylor. From 1936 to 1942 Jones also founded and directed the Community Players in Houston, working with the late writer and actor Cy Howard, who later created the TV series My Friend Irma, and Emmy-winning actor Ray Walston, who starred in the TV series My Favorite Martian and in other TV productions and movies. Jones founded what began as Dallas’ Theater ’47, the first professional theater-in-the-round in the nation. It was the inspiration for Nina Vance’s Alley Theatre in Houston and similar ventures elsewhere. At Dallas, most of her productions were world premieres. Among actors who got their start with Jones in Dallas were Larry Hagman and Jack Warden. The Texas Historical Commission has designated Jones’ birthplace in Livingston a state landmark.