The actor pens a warm spirited letter to Theatre World editor John Willis, declining an invitation to the 40th Annual Theatre World Awards, jokingly saying, "I promise to be at one before I'm buried."

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The actor pens a warm spirited letter to Theatre World editor John Willis, declining an invitation to the 40th Annual Theatre World Awards, jokingly saying, "I promise to be at one before I'm buried."
Autograph Letter signed: "Aron", 2 pages, 6¼x9. Beverly Hills California, May 19, 1984. Accompanied by hand addressed letter with a hand drawn cityscape. To "Dear John" {Willis], in full: "Sure wish I were coming to the 40th (!) Annual. I promise to be at one of them before I'm buried. It would be great to be a part of the 'Just drop a name, Miss Holliday' Crowd. (I always wanted to do the Sidney Chaplin Role--at Equity Library (?) [drawn music notes] Pia Zadora-Sylvester Stallone-Princess Di--and 'Lassie Come home' la la la lalalaaaa] All goes well--I'm leading the life of a trappist monk but it agrees with me. I haven't been away for even one night for 5½ years but I'm creating, painting, working and happy. Got new agents last week & hope to see something happen soon. 'I've never (shades of Norma Desmond) looked better!' I'm continually told I'm too 'glamorous' for supporting roles--whatever that means. Well, I'd rather die a good looking corpse than try for a 'just one of the thugs down on the corner' image. If they can't take a joke--FUCK 'EM! Commercials and & industrials have found a gold mine in me--now if I can just find a gold mine in them! Fat chance with these Israelites. I'm driving to Portland in July (during those cursed Olympics) to do a 9'x31" mural for a northern Italian restaurant. The $ will keep me going for a good half a year or so without pressure. I send my love--I wish we could visit more--all my best for another great summer." The feature film appearances of ARON KINCAID (1940-2011) extended from beach movies, beginning with Girls on the Beach (1970) to the slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night (1974). His best known TV role was in the final season cast of Bachelor Father (1962). From the 1980s, Kincaid was in demand as a voice actor, with roles including the animated Batman. The Smurfs, Duck Tales and Transformers. Outside the acting profession, he found success as a model and a landscape painter. Kincaid had a major role in The Proud and the Damned (1972), a post-Civil War drama starring Chuck Connors. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. 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. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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