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Original Typed Letter Signed from Writer James A. Michener to Actress Lois Nettleton

MICHENER, JAMES A. (NETTLETON, LOIS)

Published by Austin, TX 1 page December 13, 1982, 1982
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A typed letter signed from writer James Michener to actress Lois Nettleton, on printed stationery from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Michener writes: ÒDear Lois, It was fun hearing from you. I cannot tell you how much pleasure it gives me to watch the steady progress of people who have worked in my films. ItÕs as if I were growing along with you. I keep working on my own projects and wish most devoutly that you continue to have good luck in yours. Most warmly, James A. Michener.Ó With the original postmarked envelope addressed to Miss Nettleton. Both letter and envelope are in fine condition. Lois Nettleton was one of the stars of MichenerÕs 1978 television mini-series Centennial, based on his best-selling book. The series was nominated for several EmmyÕs and Golden Globes. Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a lovely and gifted actress and is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in television and in film. Miss Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948 and went on from there to develop an acting career, first on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then in New York at the ActorÕs Studio, where she made her Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Biggest Thief in Town" under the stage name Lydia Scott. In 1955 she was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy in the role of Maggie in the original Broadway production of Tennessee WilliamsÕs Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," staged and directed by the great Elia Kazan, during which time she was able to appear on stage several times. She received the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her acting in the play "God and Kate Murphy." Some of her films include Period of Adjustment (1962), Mail Order Bride (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Over the years she made many appearances on television in both dramatic and comedic roles, and won EmmyÕs for her work on a daytime special "The American Woman: Profiles in Courage" (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), an episode of a religious-themed series "Insight." Her appearance in the classic television series The Twilight Zone, in the episode "The Midnight Sun" is a must-see fan favorite. She was married for a time to the radio and television humorist and writer, Jean Shepherd, and also appeared with him in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. She wowed critics and audiences with her performance of Blanche DuBois in a 1973 Broadway revival of Tennessee WilliamsÕ A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1976 play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. She last appeared in public at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Bookseller Inventory # 17612E

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Title: Original Typed Letter Signed from Writer ...

Publisher: Austin, TX 1 page December 13, 1982

Publication Date: 1982

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