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URSULA HOWELLS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1951 - HFSID 318346

URSULA HOWELLS In the same year she performed in Springtime for Henry, the actress writes to Daniel Blum, forwarding along publicity materials to appear in a forthcoming Theatre World Autograph letter signed: "Ursula Howells", in blue ink, 6¼x9½. New York, April 5, 1951. To "Dear Mr.

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URSULA HOWELLS
In the same year she performed in Springtime for Henry, the actress writes to Daniel Blum, forwarding along publicity materials to appear in a forthcoming Theatre World
Autograph letter signed: "Ursula Howells", in blue ink, 6¼x9½. New York, April 5, 1951. To "Dear Mr. Blum" In full: "Enclosed is the form you kindly sent me I have filled in some of the plays which I did in London. It will probably be of no use to you but as this is my first visit to America--the form looked rather bare without it. I regret I have no photograph at the moment. I don't know when you go to press, but I should have some photographs ready in about a week's time if you would like one then. Best wishes-Sincerely yours-". The elegant and poised Ursula Howells (1922-2005) made her first stage appearance in John Drinkwater's Bird In Hand in Dundee, 1939. Daughter of composer Herbert Howells, Howells studied at St. Paul's Girl School where her father was the music director. From the early 1940's through the early 1950's, Howells travelled Europe as a stage performer, making her London debut in 1945 at the Embassy Theatre. She took her first trip to America in 1951 to be the star of Springtime for Henry (1951) which turned out to be her only American Broadway performance. Nonetheless, she gained special notoriety from her work and soon began receiving film roles. In high demand for her classic esteem and her luscious English accent, Howells appeared in Young and Willing (1954), The Gilded Cage (1955) and 80,000 Suspects (1963). The 1960's through the 1970's was a period of mainly television appearances for Howells, and she continued the same thread into the 80's and 90's as she began to appear less and less on screen. Remarkably, however, since the start of her on screen career in 1946, Howells worked consistently until 2001 when she filmed her last show, Midsomer Murders. She is also commended for founding the Herbert Howells Society in honor of her father. 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, also furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. Normal mailing folds. Staple in left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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