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Fire Strikes Mass. House Used by Fonda, Stewart

WOODS HOLE, Mass. - Fire has destroyed a house in a Massachusetts coastal town where Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart sharpened their acting skills in the 1920s and '30s.

The house in Woods Hole was used as a practice spot by an up-and-coming theater group known as the University Players because their founders were students at Harvard, Princeton and Radcliffe.

In 1928, the group — including Fonda — raised enough money to raise the curtain for their first play. By the end of their first summer they had grossed $20,000.

Stewart joined the group in 1932.

The Cape Cod Times reports that fire swept through the second floor of the house on Tuesday.

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