PHYLLIS FRELICH - AUTOGRAPH RESUME SIGNED - HFSID 309761
Sale Price $270.00
The actress' handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945
Autograph Resume signed, 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date. Printed biographical form on which signer has supplied details: date and place of birth, education and professional training, and stage and screen experience. Deaf actress Phyllis Frelich (1944-2014) won the Tony award for Best Actress in Children of a Lesser God, a play which its author, Mark Medoff, said was inspired by Frelich's life. The play ran for 887 performances, through May 16, 1982. Marlee Matlin later won an Oscar for the same role on film. Frelich's husband, Robert Steinberg, understudied the co-starring role in the play, and later filled it as a replacement, opposite his wife. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. 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. Normal mailing folds. Creased and toned. Corners lightly creased and worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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