NEDDA HARRIGAN LOGAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/17/1985 - HFSID 316113
NEDDA HARRIGAN LOGAN A rare letter from the actress and Actor's Fund founder to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, thanking him for a charitable donation to her organization Typed letter signed: "Nedda Harrigan Logan", in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. May 17, 1985. New York City, New York.
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NEDDA HARRIGAN LOGAN
A rare letter from the actress and Actor's Fund founder to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, thanking him for a charitable donation to her organization
Typed letter signed: "Nedda Harrigan Logan", in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. May 17, 1985. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis: The Officers and Trustees of the Actor's Fund of America wish to express their sincere appreciation for you generous donation to the 30th Anniversary Gala of the Lucille Lortel Theatre as much as I. Your contribution will enable The Actors' Fund to aid all members of the Entertainment Profession. Without the support and consideration provided by our thoughtful friends, the charitable services so clearly outlined in the By-Laws of The Fund could never be afforded. Please accept our gratitude for taking the time to acknowledge our invitation and especially from those in the industry who have or will benefit from your generosity, a sincere and lasting...Thank you". Daughter of composer and vaudeville performer Edward Harrigan and wife to director Joshua L. Logan, Nedda Harrigan Logan (1899-1989) was an actress and president of The Actor's Fund of America. Known for her work in theater, Logan appeared in 15 Broadway plays, including At 9:45 (1919), Merry Andrew (1929), and In Time to Come (1941). After marrying Logan, the actress retired from a professional acting career, and instead chose to take up causes to help aid the theatre in her own way. She founded The Actor's Fund, a blood bank, and was a trustee of the National Corporate Theater Fund, which helped finance regional and local theatres and playhouses. Logan and her husband also became popular for their lavish parties, which continued until their passing. 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. Normal mailing folds. Corners lightly worn. Light surface creases. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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