STRANGERS PLAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BRUCE DERN, LOIS NETTLETON - HFSID 314569
Sale Price $198.00
STRANGERS PLAY CAST
Lois Nettleton and Bruce Dern sign their names in blue felt tip on this Playbill for a production of Strangers
Show bill signed: "Bruce Dern", "Lois Nettleton", in blue felt tip, 66 pages, 5¾x9. Playbill for a production of Strangers at the John Golden Theatre in New York. Stage, screen and television actress LOIS NETTLETON (1927-2008) made her Broadway debut in 1949. She was critically acclaimed as Blanche DuBois in a 1973 performance of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for the 1976 Tony Award as Best Actress for They Knew What They Wanted. Nettleton also appeared off-Broadway with her husband of seven years (1961-1967), disc jockey and writer Jean Shepherd, in his play, Look Charlie (1959). Nettleton had "met" Shepherd as the first caller on his radio talk show, and their frequent conversations were a popular staple of the program. She made her "official" film debut in Period of Adjustment (1962), but Nettleton a previously played a bit part in A Face in the Crowd (1957). Although she appeared in a number of feature films, Nettleton is best known for her television work. Nettleton won two Emmy Awards for her work on the small screen, one for the daytime special, The American Woman: Profiles in Courage (1977), in which she portrayed Susan B. Anthony, and one for A Gun for Mandy (1983), an episode of the religious program, Insight. She's probably best known for her roles as Joanne St. John from 1989 to 1990 in the TV version of In the Heat of the Night and as Virginia Benson from 1996 to 1998 on General Hospital. Her roles also include roles in made-for-TV movies, miniseries, regular roles on such series as The Brighter Day (1954-1957), All That Glitters (1977), You Can't Take It With You (1987-1988) and guest starring roles on a long list of TV series from Man Against Crime (1953) to Crossing Jordan (2001). She also supplied the voice of Maleficent in Disney's TV series House of Mouse (2001-2002). BRUCE DERN (b. 1936) the father of actress Laura Dern, earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home (1978). His distinguished film roles include Silent Running (1971), That Championship Season (1982) and Last Man Standing (1996). A frequent TV guest star, and a Hitchcock favorite as such, Dern had a series of his own, Stoney Burke (1962-1963). He also can lay claim to a feat accomplished by few other actors: gunning down John Wayne (The Cowboys, 1972). Corners slightly worn. Lightly toned. Ink transfer. Otherwise, fine condition.
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