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PIERCE BROSNAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/18/1994 - HFSID 270420

The actor sends a letter to actress Phyllis Diller asking her to join in The Revlon Run/Walk for Women to help raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. Written three years after his first wife Cassandra Harris died of ovarian cancer

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PIERCE BROSNAN The actor sends a letter to actress Phyllis Diller asking her to join in The Revlon Run/Walk for Women to help raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. Written three years after his first wife Cassandra Harris died of ovarian cancer Typed Letter signed: "Pierce Brosnan" as Event Host, in black ink, 1p, 8½x11. Studio City, California, 1994 April 18. On letterhead of Revlon Run/Walk for Women to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller. In full: "Recently I lost my wife to Ovarian Cancer. Today, there is no greater urgency in my life than to help those people working to achieve a cure or relief for the forms of cancer afflicting women. The Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industries has created the Revlon Run/Walk for Women to bring together thousands of caring people with the power of the entertainment industry in an effort to raise a loud voice of concern and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. I invite you to join me on Saturday, May 7th for this special event beginning from the backlot of Fox Studios. There are many running and walking events in LA to choose from - all with important issues, for the sake of women everywhere please count the Revlon Run/Walk for Women among the events you choose to participate in. You [sic] participation in the 5 kilometer event will take up just one Saturday morning - but to the thousands of women in Los Angeles and around the country who have and who will bravely battle breast & ovarian cancer - one Saturday morning could mean so much. The Revlon Run/Walk for Women is a chance to do something special for women. A bracing run/walk in the company of other caring people is a marvelous way to express our concern. With sincere thanks". Irish-born actor PIERCE BROSNAN (b. 1953) gathered experience on the London stage before making his film debut in The Long Good Friday (1980). After playing television detective Remington Steele (1982-1987), he moved easily into the role of James Bond with Golden Eye (1995). Brosnan was the fifth actor to portray 007. He followed it up with three more Bond films: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) before being replaced. Brosnan has played dapper con men such as in The Tailor of Panama (2001) as well as the straight man in comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). In a role a little outside of his comfort zone, he sang in a few musical numbers in the hit musical film Mamma Mia! (2008). Brosnan's first wife was Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who died of ovarian cancer at age 50 in 1991. Comedienne Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) was known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, and distinctive laugh. Her stand-up act featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries. She got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials. She also appeared on the big screen; her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!(1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000 the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motocross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest spot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Lightly creased and soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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