LUV PLAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GABRIEL DELL, LARRY BLYDEN, MURRAY SCHISGAL - HFSID 314773
Sale Price $324.00
LUV PLAY CASTGabriel Dell, Murray Schisgal, and Larry Blyden sign their names on a Playbill for a production of Luv Show bill signed: "M. Schisgal", "Larry Blyden", "Gabriel Dell", 56 pages, 6x9. Playbill for a production of Luv at The Booth Theatre in New York. American actor GABRIEL DELL(1919-1988), born Gabriel Marcel Del Vecchio, was one of the original Dead End Kids and one of the few members of that troupe to go on to a successful solo and adult career, including a Tony nomination for his performance in Lamppost Reunion (1975). Dell was cast as sickly T. B. in the hit Broadway play Dead End (1935-1937) and was brought to Hollywood to reprise the role in the 1937 film adaptation. He went on to appear in numerous films from the Dead End Kids, their Universal Pictures knockoff the Little Tough Guys, and, after serving in World War II, the Bowery Boys, including the James Cagney film Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), until 1950. He headed back to acting school after this and back to his roots on Broadway, appearing in nine plays on the Great White Way between 1955 and 1975 and five off-Broadway productions between 1962 and 1974. He also became a regular on The Steve Allen Show (1957-1960), where he developed a famous impression of Bela Lugosi as Dracula. In all, Dell appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows between 1937 and 1982, with recurring roles as Harry Grant in The Corner Bar (1972) and Frederick J. Hanover in A Year at the Top (1977). MURRAY SCHISGAL (1926-2020) is an award winning American playwright and screenwriter, writing for both stage and film. Several of his writings have become Broadway hits, such as Luv (1964), All Over Town (1974), and An American Millionaire (1974). The play Luv earned two Tony nominations; one for Best Play and one for Best Author. However, it was ultimately his work in film that would earn him a win, with his work on the film Tootsie (1982) earning him several nominations and wins, including a WGA Award, a NYFCC Award, and a NSFC Award. LARRY BLYDEN (1925-1975) received Tony nominations for The Flower Drum Song (1959) and Absurd Person Singular (1975), and won one for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1972, Best Featured Actor as the slave Hysterium). He also found success as a TV game show host, including What's My Line. Six weeks after co-hosting the Tony award ceremony, Blyden died under mysterious circumstances in Morocco, in what was either an auto accident or a murder. Corners and edges slightly worn. Lightly toned. Ink transfer. Otherwise, fine condition.
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