THE PAJAMA GAME PLAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: WILLARD WATERMAN, MARY JO CATLETT, CAB CALLOWAY, BARBARA McNAIR, HAL LINDEN, RICHARD ALDER, SHARRON MILLER - HFSID 309103
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THE PAJAMA GAME PLAY CAST
The play cast signs on this Playbill for a production of The Pajama Game
Showbill signed: "Barbara/McNair", "Hal Linden", "Will P. Waterman", "Cab Calloway", "[Illegible signature]", "Sharon Miller", "Richard Alder", "Mary Jo Catlett", 42 pages, 5¾x9. Playbill for a production of The Pajama Game at the Lont-Fontanne Theatre. Famed Cotton Club orchestra leaderCAB CALLOWAY(1907-1994), one of the premier entertainers in jazz, is best known for his renditions of "Minnie the Moocher" and "St. James Infirmary Blues" and for his "Hi di Ho" delivery. Calloway also displayed his talents in several films, including The Big Broadcast (1932), The Singing Kid (1936), Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) and 1943's Stormy Weather, which also starred Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lena Horne and Dooley Wilson. MARY JO CATLETT (b. 1938), primarily a TV actress, portrayed housekeeper Pearl Gallagher on 26 episodes of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. She was nominated for an Emmy in 1990 for her role on General Hospital. She is the voice of Mrs. Puff on the cartoon series Sponge Bob Square Pants. Catlett also appeared on Broadway in The Canterbury Tales (1969) and in a revival of The Pajama Game (1973-1974). Actor HAL LINDEN (b. 1931) is best known for playing the title character in the Emmy-nominated sitcom, Barney Miller, which was televised from 1975-1980. Linden, who began his performing career as a clarinetist and a vocalist (he toured with Sammy Kaye), first appeared on Broadway in The Bells Are Ringing in 1958. He appeared in a number of Broadway shows, including On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever (1965-1966), Three Men on a Horse (1969-1970) and The Pajama Game (1973-1974), breaking into TV on Car 54, Where Are You? (1963). In 1971, Linden won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for The Rothschilds. He appeared in several made-for-TV movies before making his film debut in 1979; his credits include I Do! I Do! (1984), The Colony (1995), Out to Sea (1997) and Time Changer (2002). Linden's work on the small screen includes hosting the Peabody Award-winning Animals, Animals, Animals (1976-1980), appearing on "FYI" (his Emmy Award-winning daytime information spots on ABC) and many guest appearances. Multitalented entertainer BARBARA MCNAIR (1934-2007), a major headliner in nightclubs in the 1950s and 1960s, got her big break after winning on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (1948). She went on to appear in such venues as The Purple Onion and the Cocoanut Grove, and McNair had two hit recordings, "Bobby" and "You're Gonna Love My Baby". She appeared in several feature films, including Spencer's Mountain (1963), If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968), Change of Habit (1969) and Neon Signs (1996), and McNair also graced the Broadway stage. She hosted her own variety show, The Barbara McNair Show (1969-1971), and McNair appeared as a guest star on a long list of variety shows and TV series. RICHARD ADLER (1921-2012) was an American composer, producer, and lyricist. He has written songs on 11 Broadway plays, and worked on soundtracks for over 60 film and screen titles. He is more notable for his Broadway work than his film work, which won two Tony Awards: One for The Pajama Game (1955), and the other for Damn Yankees (1956). Before his death in 2012, Adler was still working on soundtracks, with songs for television series like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2009) and Dancing With The Stars (2009). SHARON MILLER is Broadway actress appearing in three plays That's Entertainment(1972), The Pajama Game (1973), and The Magic Show (1974). WILLARD WATERMAN (1914-1995) was an American stage and film actor. He appeared in very few Broadway plays, with only two productions of Mame (1966 & 1983) and a production of The Pajama Game (1973). In film, he has appeared in 80 titles, but he is really most well-known for his radio career. He played the title character in the radio comedy The Great Gildersleeve (1941), a role he would play for seven years. Large crease on left margin. Light wear on corners and edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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