WHITFIELD CONNOR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1975 - HFSID 320051
Sale Price $252.00
Brief but warm handwritten letter to producer Charles Forsythe, signed for himself and for his wife, Haila Stoddard
Autograph Letter signed: "Whit & Haila" [signed by Connor only], 5½x3½ postcard, addressed in his hand to Charles Forsythe, New York, N. Y., postmarked New York, N.Y., January 9, 1975. In full: "Dear Charlie, You are one of those always there - always loved." Whitfield Connor (1916-1988), best known for his role in the original radio production of The Lone Ranger (1937), was an award winning Broadway actor. Beginning on radio, Connor worked on The Lone Ranger and Dragnet, eventually transitioning to Broadway in the 1945 production of Hamlet. His role in Macbeth (1948) won the actor a Theatre World Award, his only major award, though he was well received by critics in many other productions. After retiring from acting, Connor served as the executive producer of the Elitch Theater in Denver, Colorado, for 23 years, assisted by his wife, actress and producer Haila Stoddard. He was a president of the Council of Stock Theaters (1967). Charles Forsythe was a Broadway stage manager, serving 9 plays between 1955 (A Roomful of Roses) to 1965 (Alfie!). He later produced the light spy caper, Mrs. Polifax, Spy, starring Rosalind Russell in her last feature film (1971).Toned. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top margin. Corners lightly worn. Light surface damage on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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