ABBY LEWIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1985 - HFSID 315151
Sale Price $198.00
The actress writes to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, wishing him a happy holiday
Autograph letter signed: "Abby Lewis + John D", in black ink, 8½x5½. In full: "For John Willis, Have a Happy Happy 1985.We'll be in touch soon to bring you a copy of the Rose Land's Brok! The Seymours". 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. Fine condition.
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