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1933 Press Photo Ann Morrison American Actress. - RRY23915

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Part Number: RRY23915

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This is an original press photo. Ann Morrison (born April 9, 1956) is an American actress, best known for her Broadway debut as Mary Flynn in the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical, Merrily We Roll Along directed by Harold Prince for which she won the 1982 Theatre World Award.[1] Off-Broadway she played Lizzie in the highly acclaimed Polly Pen/Peggy Harmon musical Goblin Market which garnered her a 1986 Drama Desk Award Nomination as Best Actress in a Musical and a Best Plays Theatrical Yearbook Citation as Best Actress in a Musical. Morrison left Boston Conservatory after the first semester and attended the HB Studios in New York, then spent time in San Francisco before arriving back in Chicago to work in theater there. While attending jazz clubs with her father on one occasion she discovered The Benny Kim Show, a 7-member family band created by Korean Big Band leader Benny Kim. She got to know them after following their performances of Big Band music, Country/Western, Disco, Pop, Rock and Show tunes. They asked her to join them as MC and trombone player (she had to learn since everyone played an instrument). She donned a black afro wig and the costume for the group: a 1970s white jump suit with glitter and fringe. They played nightclubs and Holiday Inns in and around Chicago for the next year and as MC she learned to "play a crowd". This ended when while on stage it was announced that she would marry the second eldest son and left the show. Morrison auditioned for and was admitted to an apprentice program that Burt Reynolds was sponsoring at his Jupiter, Florida dinner theater. Besides singing in the lobby before performances the 10 member group would work back stage on the crew. This gave Ann the chance to watch and get to know the TV and film stars (Tyne Daly, Sally Field, and Kate Jackson) some of whom were making a stage debut. She was given an opportunity when it was decided she would play the Girl in The Fantastiks.(Wikipedia)Photo measures 4.75 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated --1933.