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RAY FRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/02/1973 - HFSID 302931

RAY FRY The Broadway veteran asks Theatre World editor John Willis to omit his birth date from his biography. Autograph Letter signed: "Ray Fry", 1 page, 5x8. No place 1973 May 2. To "Dear Mr. Willis", in full: "Enclosed is my photo and bio.

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RAY FRY
The Broadway veteran asks Theatre World editor John Willis to omit his birth date from his biography.
Autograph Letter signed: "Ray Fry", 1 page, 5x8. No place 1973 May 2. To "Dear Mr. Willis", in full: "Enclosed is my photo and bio. Sorry I didn't respond to your earlier request, and thank you for your perseverance. Would you please eliminate the birth date from my bio. Thank you. Sincerely". Ray Fry (1923-2009) appeared in at least 27 Broadway plays between 1944 (Hickory Stick) and 1973 (a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.) He played supporting roles in well-known modern works like Little Foxes and Saint Joan, as well as classic plays by Sophocles and Shakespeare. 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 Tony for Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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