Jerome Alden (1921-1997) was born in Portland, Oregon. After leaving the military (Special Services WWII), he worked as an actor in Hollywood and in New York City. He began his extensive writing career in radio and in television. He bridged many film genres including documentary and education films. As a historical writer some of his television scripts included: The Truman Years,A Gathering of One, and The American Adventure. His talents extended to story editing in a history series entitled Bicentenial Minutes. The life and family of Theodore Roosevelt was close to his heart. His one-man play Bully, published by Samuel French, opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theater in 1977 with James Whitmore in the title role and captured the spirit of this American president, his career, family, triumphs, and personal struggles. His musical Teddy and Alice opened on Broadway in 1986 at The Minskoff Theatre and focused on the Roosevelt family interrtwined with the political events of that era. He was married to Babrara Gaye, a ballet dancer, protege to dancer/choreographer Ted Shawn, and Broadway dancer in the original prodictions of Annie Get Your Gun and On the Town. Mr. Alden is survived by his sons David and Christopher (both directors of opera) and his daughter Jennifer (Wholistic Educator, BFRP, BFRAP).