DAVID H. CANARY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1980 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN A. WILLIS - HFSID 316892
Sale Price $180.00
DAVID H. CANARY and JOHN A. WILLISA letter from the Theatre World Editor to the Emmy Award-winning actor with a handwritten response on the bottom half Typed letter signed: "John Willis", "D. Canary", One page, 8½x11. Dated March 31, 1980. Typed letter from John Willis asked for a photo and biographical information. Handwritten response from Canary: "Dear Mr. Willis - The year of my birth is in no way embarrassing to me. It just happens to be none of your business". David H. Canary (1938-2015) made his acting debut on television but had a brief stint in theatre, debuting on Broadway The Happiest Girl in the World (1961). He later had a starring role in Clothes for a Summer Hotel (1980). After Broadway, he went back to television, where he found his niche in daytime soaps with a role as Adam Chandler in All My Children (1984-2013),appearing in a total of 793 episodes. He won 5 Emmys for his role, and 3 Soap Opera Digest Awards. 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 Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased. Lightly toned. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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