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Controversial actor sends in his friends forgotten resume to John Willis, editor of Theatre World
Autograph letter signed: "Graham Brown" in blue ink. 1 page, 7½x7. January 3, 1973. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis, Herb Jefferson stayed in my apt. during his run in "Dream on Monkey Mountain". He apparently never got around to mailing the enclosed Bio. Best Wishes for 1973". After earning a BA in theatre from Howard University, Brown studied method acting at the Actors Studio in New York City, and eventually began his career as a Shakespearean actor at the Guthrie Theater in productions of Hamlet and Richard III. He was an original member of the Negro Ensemble Company and took part in many of their productions, including the controversial play Song of the Lusitanian Bogey by Peter Weiss which toured Europe and was subjected to a riot in London in 1968. His best remembered role was that of Jared Philibert in the play Nevis Mountain Dew (1978), for which he received a Los Angeles Drama Circle Award. 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. Toned. Creased throughout. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: October 24, 1924 in New York City, New York
Died: December 13, 2011 in Englewood, New Jersey

Film Credits
1997 Clover (Performer), 1995 Clockers (Performer), 1994 Blues in C (Performer), 1992 Malcolm X (Performer), 1990-1993 Law & Order (Performer), 1989 The Littlest Victims (Performer), 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway (Performer), 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan (Performer), 1982 Lou Grant (Performer), 1982 Cagney & Lacey (Performer), 1978 Police Story (Performer), 1978 Cindy (Performer), 1974 Sanford and Son (Performer), 1972 Ironside (Performer), 1968 N.Y.P.D. (Performer), 1965 Days of Our Lives (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Black Picture Show - Performer (January 6, 1975 - February 9, 1975), The River Niger - Performer (March 27, 1973 - November 25, 1973), The Man in the Glass Booth - Performer (September 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969), Weekend - Performer (March 13, 1968 - March 30, 1968)

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