RICHARD WOODS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 315792
Sale Price $252.00
Actor sends letter of apology to friend John Willis, editor of Theatre World, for missing the award ceremony
Autograph letter signed: "Richard" in black felt tip. 1 page, 7¼x10½. Written on personal letterhead. In full: "Dear Jack, I'm sorry I had to miss the Theatre world Award Party. Late Friday morning I got an unexpected call from my agent to do a slide film for Chase National Bank, (the crooks). Couldn't afford to pass it up. Thanks so much for inviting me. See you soon. Fondly". Richard Woods (1923-2001) is a prolific stage, television, and film actor whose career lasted over forty years. He made his Broadway debut in the comedy Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1950) and went on to perform in over thirty productions on Broadway, including Hamlet (1969), Sherlock Holmes (1974), and Alice in Wonderland (1982), and won an Joseph Jefferson Award in 1975 for his part in the musical Robert & Elizabeth (1975) in Chicago, Illinois. Woods appeared in the televisions series Dark Shadows (1967), Ryan's Hope (1978) and Great Performances (1974-1984), and in the films Miller's Crossing (1990), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) and I.Q. (1994). 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. Toned. Corners slightly rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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