ABBY LEWIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/15/1974 - HFSID 315242
ABBY LEWIS Actress sends letter to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, her and her husband's acceptance to award show invitation Autograph letter signed: "The Seymours / Abby (Lewis) + John D." in blue ink. 1 page, 5¼x7. May 15, 1974.
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Actress sends letter to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, her and her husband's acceptance to award show invitation
Autograph letter signed: "The Seymours / Abby (Lewis) + John D." in blue ink. 1 page, 5¼x7. May 15, 1974. In full: "Dear John Willis - With great pleasure we accept your kind invitation to the Theatre World Award part. Thank you for wanting us aboard". Former high school teacher Abby Lewis (1910-1997) got her acting start in summer stock and worked her way up to her Broadway debut in Hamlet (1934-1935). She made the first of many guest star appearances on TV in 1952. In all, Lewis had seven Broadway credits between 1934 and 1975 and appeared in over 20 movies and TV shows between 1952 and 1997. She is the widow to John Davenport. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal mailing fold. Creased throughout. Corners rounded. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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