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BLITHE SPIRIT PLAY CAST - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL SIGNED CIRCA 1955 CO-SIGNED BY: EVA GABOR, PAULA LAURENCE, ALAN MANSON, ANNA MINOT, MURIEL PEARCE - HFSID 317468

 
BLITHE SPIRIT PLAY CAST: EVA GABOR, PAULA LAURENCE, ALAN MANSON and ANNA MINOT
Members of a veteran Broadway cast sign the program for a performance of the Noel Coward play in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Program inscribed and signed: "To Joanne/Best Luck/Eva Gabor", "Good luck Joanne/dear & many thanks/Paula Laurence", "Good luck/Anna Minot", "To Joanne with all best/Wishes! Muriel Pearce", "To the/loveliest prop/girl ever/Alan Manson", 6 pages, 6x9. Program for a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in the Marblehead (Massachusetts) High School Auditorium, Week of August 15, 1955. Signed on front cover. Hungarian-born actress EVA GABOR (1919-1995) is best known as socialite turned farm wife Lisa Douglas on the popular TV series, Green Acres (1965-1971). Gabor, who also appeared in the role on Petticoat Junction (1965-1969), had made her film debut in 1941. Her film credits include The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954), My Man Godfrey (1957), Gigi (1958) and Youngblood Hawke (1964), and Gabor also provided voices for the animated films The Aristocats (1970), The Rescuers (1977) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990, her last film). The first of the Gabor sisters to come to the U.S. from Hungary, Eva was divorced and married five times; sister Magda was married six times and sister Zsa Zsa was married nine times. Eva is credited with saying, "Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once." PAULA LAURENCE (1916-2005) appeared in Broadway plays for over 30 years, having just appeared in The Time of Your Life when she joined the tour for Blithe Spirit. She played Roxanne's duenna in Jose Ferrer's first appearance as Cyrano de Bergerac (1946). Laurence performed on stages, nightclubs and in recording studios for 70 years. She played a diva on Crossing Delancey (1988), singing "Some Enchanted Evening". Seen in several TV plays of the 1950s, she last appeared in that medium in two episodes of Law & Order (1993-1994). She played "Hannah Stokes" in the cult TV gothic soap Dark Shadows (1970). ALAN MANSON (1918-2002) acquired a taste for show business when, as a World War II soldier, he appeared in the stage and movie versions of This is the Army (1942), performing at the White House for the Roosevelt's. His was on his way to an illustrious Broadway career until an unjust accusation of communism sympathies stalled his career in 1955. He returned to Broadway in The Tenth Man (1959), and found a niche as a reliable TV character actor, often cast as a judge, doctor, or other authority figure. He appeared in 6 episodes of Kojak as detective Steve Nicola. ANNA MINOT (WARREN), 1918-2002) appeared on and off Broadway in classic plays like O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, and was a member of the Pearl Theatre Company for 20 years. Seen frequently in the live TV plays of the early 1950s, she was in the cast of As the World Turns from 1966 to 1970. She was married to actor Joseph Warren from 1950 until his death in 1993. Creased, lightly toned. Moderate adhesive residue on verso. Edges lightly worn and stained. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BLITHE SPIRIT PLAY CAST   MURIEL PEARCE   EVA GABOR   PAULA LAURENCE   ALAN MANSON   ANNA MINOT  


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EVA GABOR
Born: February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 4, 1995 in Los Angeles, California


Film Credits
2011 Here's Harry: Remembering Gale Gordon (Other), 2010 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (Other), 2010 20 to 1 (Sound), 2006 CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows (Other), 2004 TV Land Moguls (Other), 2003 50 Greatest TV Animals (Other), 1998 Intimate Portrait (Other), 1994 That's Entertainment! III Behind the Screen (in person), 1994 Burke's Law (Performer), 1993 The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies (in person), 1993 Son in Law (Sound), 1993 Hollywood Women (in person), 1992 Vicki! (in person), 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Other), 1992 The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards (in person), 1992 One on One with John Tesh (in person), 1992 Hi Honey, I'm Home (in person), 1992 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier (in person), 1991 The People vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor (in person), 1991 Showbiz Today (in person), 1991 Dream On (Performer), 1991 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas (in person), 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (Performer), 1990 The Home Show (in person), 1990 Return to Green Acres (Performer), 1990 Close Encounters (Performer), 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show (in person), 1988-1989 The New Hollywood Squares (in person), 1988 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (in person), 1987 The Princess Academy (Performer), 1987 The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to (in person), 1987 The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit (in person), 1987 She's the Sheriff (in person), 1985 The Disney Family Album (in person), 1985 Bridges to Cross (Performer), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person), 1984 Hotel (Performer), 1984 All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (in person), 1983 Sneak Previews (Other), 1982 Night of 100 Stars (in person), 1982 Madame's Place (in person), 1982 Hart to Hart (Performer), 1981 The Alan Thicke Show (in person), 1981 All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (in person), 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy (Performer), 1979 Match Game PM (in person), 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (Performer), 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (in person), 1978 Mickey's 50 (in person), 1978 Almost Heaven (Performer), 1977-1986 The Love Boat (Performer), 1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Other), 1977 The Rescuers (Performer), 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (Performer), 1975-1977 Dinah! (in person), 1975 The Annual National Sports Awards (in person), 1975 Ellery Queen (Performer), 1975 Big Eddie (Performer), 1974-1977 V.I.P.-Schaukel (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1972 Here's Lucy (in person), 1971 The Virginia Graham Show (in person), 1971 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1971 The Pet Set (in person), 1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970-1978 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1970 The AristoCats (Performer), 1970 Howdy (Performer), 1969-1972 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (Performer), 1969 The Liberace Show (in person), 1968-1970 The Art Linkletter Show (in person), 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (Performer), 1968 The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (in person), 1968 Here's Lucy (Performer), 1967-1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1967 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1967 The Eamonn Andrews Show (in person), 1966-1979 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1965-1971 Green Acres (Performer), 1965-1969 Petticoat Junction (Performer), 1964 Youngblood Hawke (Performer), 1964 Password All-Stars (in person), 1963-1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1963-1964 The Jack Paar Program (in person), 1963 Vacation Playhouse (Performer), 1963 Mickey and the Contessa (Performer), 1963 Burke's Law (Performer), 1963 A New Kind of Love (Performer), 1962-1965 Girl Talk (in person), 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (in person), 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (Performer), 1961 The Defenders (Performer), 1960-1962 The United States Steel Hour (Performer), 1960-1961 Harrigan and Son (Performer), 1960 The Detectives (Performer), 1960 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1960 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (Performer), 1960 About Faces (in person), 1959-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (Performer), 1959 You Asked for It (Performer), 1959 The Big Party (in person), 1959 The Arthur Murray Party (in person), 1959 It Started with a Kiss (Performer), 1959 Five Fingers (Performer), 1959 Adventures in Paradise (Performer), 1958-1961 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1958 The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (in person), 1958 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (Performer), 1958 Gigi (Performer), 1957-1958 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1957 The Truth About Women (Performer), 1957 My Man Godfrey (Performer), 1957 Don't Go Near the Water (Performer), 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (Performer), 1956-1957 Climax! (Performer), 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (in person), 1956 The Johnny Carson Show (in person), 1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (Performer), 1955-1956 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1955 The Way of the World (Performer), 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1955 Ponds Theater (Performer), 1955 Artists and Models (Performer), 1955 Appointment with Adventure (Performer), 1954-1966 What's My Line (in person), 1954-1955 Justice (Performer), 1954 The Mad Magician (Performer), 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris (Performer), 1954 Easter Parade of Stars Auto Show (in person), 1954 Danger (Performer), 1954 Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (Performer), 1953-1960 Person to Person (in person), 1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Performer), 1953-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (Performer), 1953 The Name's the Same (in person), 1953 Paris Model (Performer), 1953 All Star Revue (in person), 1952 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (Performer), 1952 Love Island (Performer), 1951-1953 Suspense (Performer), 1951 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1951 This Is Show Business (in person), 1951 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (Performer), 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (Performer), 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (Performer), 1949-1954 Studio One in Hollywood (Performer), 1949 Your Show Time (Performer), 1949 The Silver Theatre (Performer), 1949 Song of Surrender (Performer), 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (Performer), 1945 A Royal Scandal (Performer), 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (Performer), 1941 Pacific Blackout (Performer), 1941 New York Town (Performer), 1941 Forced Landing (Performer)

Theatre Credits
You Can't Take It With You - Performer (April 4, 1983 - January 1, 1984), Tovarich - Performer (March 18, 1963 - November 9, 1963), Present Laughter - Performer (January 31, 1958 - March 8, 1958), Little Glass Clock - Performer (March 26, 1956 - March 31, 1956), The Happy Time - Performer (January 24, 1950 - July 14, 1951)


PAULA LAURENCE
Born: January 25, 1916 in New York City, New York
Died: October 29, 2005 in New York City, New York




Film Credits
1993-1994 Law & Order (Performer), 1993 Tribeca (Performer), 1993 For Love or Money (Performer), 1988 Crossing Delancey (Performer), 1988 Crossing Delancey (Sound), 1979 Firepower (Performer), 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (Performer), 1975 The Godfather and the Lady (Performer), 1970 Dark Shadows (Performer), 1970 Cauliflower Cupids (Performer), 1966 Girl Talk (in person), 1959 Play of the Week (Performer), 1958 Hansel and Gretel (Performer), 1958 Armchair Theatre (Performer), 1956 Playwrights '56 (Performer), 1955 Producers' Showcase (Performer), 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Black Comedy / White Lies - Performer (February 12, 1967 - December 2, 1967), Ivanov - Performer (May 3, 1966 - June 11, 1966), Funny Girl - Performer (March 26, 1964 - July 1, 1967), Have I Got a Girl for You! - Performer (December 2, 1963 - December 2, 1963), The Night of the Iguana - Performer (December 28, 1961 - September 29, 1962), The Time of Your Life - Performer (January 19, 1955 - January 30, 1955), Cyrano de Bergerac - Performer (November 11, 1953 - November 22, 1953), Tovarich - Performer (May 14, 1952 - May 25, 1952), Season in the Sun - Performer (September 28, 1950 - August 11, 1951), The Liar - Performer (May 18, 1950 - May 27, 1950), The Insect Comedy - Performer (June 3, 1948 - June 12, 1948), Inside U.S.A. - Performer (April 30, 1948 - February 19, 1949), Volpone - Performer (January 8, 1948 - January 18, 1948), Cyrano de Bergerac - Performer (October 8, 1946 - March 22, 1947), The Duchess Misbehaves - Performer (February 13, 1946 - February 16, 1946), One Touch of Venus - Performer (October 7, 1943 - February 10, 1945), Something for the Boys - Performer (January 7, 1943 - January 8, 1944), Junior Miss - Performer (November 18, 1941 - July 24, 1943), Sing for Your Supper - Performer (April 24, 1939 - June 30, 1939), Dr. Faustus - Performer (January 8, 1937 - April 1937), Horse Eats Hat - Performer (September 26, 1936 - November 1936)


ALAN MANSON
Born: June 7, 1918 in New York City, New York
Died: March 5, 2002 in New York City, New York




Film Credits
2011 The Decoy Bride (Other), 2011 The Decoy Bride (Other), 2003 Bandits: Phoenix Rising (Performer), 1998 Montana (Performer), 1997 The Devil's Advocate (Performer), 1995 Cafe Society (Performer), 1993 The Cemetery Club (Performer), 1992-1996 Law & Order (Performer), 1992 Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (Performer), 1991 The Doors (Performer), 1988 Gleason: He's the Greatest (Other), 1986 T.J. Hooker (Performer), 1983 Emma and Grandpa on the Farm (Performer), 1983 Daniel (Performer), 1981 The People vs. Jean Harris (Performer), 1980-1981 Three's Company (Performer), 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (Performer), 1979 Vega$ (Performer), 1979 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (Performer), 1979 Quincy M.E. (Performer), 1979 Lou Grant (Performer), 1979 Kaz (Performer), 1979 Detective School (Performer), 1978-1979 The Rockford Files (Performer), 1977 The Jeffersons (Performer), 1977 McCloud (Performer), 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (Performer), 1976-1977 Charlie's Angels (Performer), 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (Performer), 1976 The Blue Knight (Performer), 1976 Maude (Performer), 1976 Mary Tyler Moore (Performer), 1976 Leadbelly (Performer), 1976 Hickey (Performer), 1976 Good Times (Performer), 1976 Columbo (Performer), 1975 Whiffs (Performer), 1975 The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (Performer), 1975 The Bob Newhart Show (Performer), 1975 Switch (Performer), 1975 S.W.A.T. (Performer), 1975 Mannix (Performer), 1975 Harry O (Performer), 1975 Cannon (Performer), 1973-1977 Kojak (Performer), 1973 Poor Devil (Performer), 1973 M*A*S*H (Performer), 1973 Bang the Drum Slowly (Performer), 1972-1975 McMillan & Wife (Performer), 1971 Let's Scare Jessica to Death (Performer), 1969 The Rain People (Performer), 1968 The Detective (Performer), 1967 N.Y.P.D. (Performer), 1966 The Edge of Night (Performer), 1965 For the People (Performer), 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (Performer), 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You (Performer), 1958 Cop Hater (Performer), 1956 As the World Turns (Performer), 1954 The Jackie Gleason Show (Performer), 1951 Danger (Performer), 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (Performer), 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Performer), 1943 This Is the Army (Performer)

Theatre Credits
The Tenth Man - Performer (December 10, 1989 - January 14, 1990), Broadway Bound - Performer (December 4, 1986 - September 25, 1988), No Hard Feelings - Performer (April 8, 1973 - April 8, 1973), A Place for Polly - Performer (April 18, 1970 - April 18, 1970), Forty Carats - Performer (December 26, 1968 - November 7, 1970), Funny Girl - Performer (March 26, 1964 - July 1, 1967), Nobody Loves an Albatross - Performer (December 19, 1963 - June 20, 1964), Gideon - Performer (November 9, 1961 - June 2, 1962), The Tenth Man - Performer (November 5, 1959 - May 13, 1961), The Ponder Heart - Performer (February 16, 1956 - June 23, 1956), Angels Kiss Me - Performer (April 17, 1951 - April 18, 1951), Southern Exposure - Performer (September 26, 1950 - October 14, 1950), The Great Campaign - Performer (March 30, 1947 - April 7, 1947), Call Me Mister - Performer (April 18, 1946 - January 10, 1948), This Is the Army - Performer (July 4, 1942 - September 26, 1942), Journey to Jerusalem - Performer (October 5, 1940 - October 19, 1940)


ANNA MINOT
Born: April 10, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: June 2, 2007 in Reno, Nevada




Film Credits
1995 Condition Red (Performer), 1987 The Rosary Murders (Performer), 1971 A World Apart (Performer), 1961 Route 66 (Performer), 1961 Naked City (Performer), 1957 Decoy (Performer), 1956 The Big Story (Performer), 1956 As the World Turns (Performer), 1952 The Hunter (Performer), 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (Performer), 1950-1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (Performer), 1950 Suspense (Performer), 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (Performer), 1950 Believe It or Not (Performer), 1949 NBC Presents (Performer), 1948 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1947 Boomerang! (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Ivanov - Performer (May 3, 1966 - June 11, 1966), The Iceman Cometh - Performer (October 9, 1946 - March 15, 1947), The Visitor - Performer (October 17, 1944 - November 4, 1944), The Russian People - Performer (December 29, 1942 - January 31, 1943), The Strings, My Lord, Are False - Performer (May 19, 1942 - May 30, 1942)


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