BAMBI LINN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1980 - HFSID 316999
BAMBI LINN The Broadway dancer and actress asks Theatre World editor John Willis if she can bring her daughter, who is "hoping to be an actress", to the annual awards party. The daughter, as Jennifer Sabella, would grow up to be a talented painter instead.
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The Broadway dancer and actress asks Theatre World editor John Willis if she can bring her daughter, who is "hoping to be an actress", to the annual awards party. The daughter, as Jennifer Sabella, would grow up to be a talented painter instead. Linn has also signed the accompanying envelope, using her name by her second marriage.
Autograph Letter signed: "Bambi Linn", 1 page, 9x6½ open flat, 4½x6½ closed. Westport, Connecticut, 1980 May 7. Written and signed on the inside of a printed note card featuring a reproduction of a poster for a production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. To John Willis, New York, N. Y., in full: "Thank you again for the invitation to the Theatre World Award Party. I would very much like to attend and also bring my 15 year old daughter with me. She is hoping to be an actress and I believe this would be very interesting to her as well as a great enjoyment for me. Thank you. [signature] Her name is Jennifer." Accompanied by autograph envelope signed in the return address: "B. L. DeJesus". Trained by acclaimed choreographer Agnes de Mille, Bambi Linn, born Bambina Linnemier in 1926, made her Broadway debut in 1943 in the original stage production of Oklahoma! Linn also performed in Carousel (1945), winning a Theatre World Award for her performance. During the 1950's, Linn and her first husband, Rod Alexander (1950-1959), worked as a ballroom dancing pair on several television shows, including Your Show of Shows, Toast of the Town and The Colgate Comedy Hour. Since 1960, Linn has been married to Joseph DeJesus. Their daughter Jennifer, now Jennifer Sabella, chose to pursue a different creative talent. She is a talented painter, well known for her distinctive lines and colors. 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. Light surface creases. Fine condition.
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