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1966 Press Photo Dorothy Loudon/Actress/Comedy/Singer - RRW10175

$12.33
AdID: 512701

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW10175

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers

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This is an original press photo. Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1933 -- November 15, 2003) was an American comedy actress and singer. She won the 1977 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in Annie.

Loudon's performance as evil orphanage administrator Miss Hannigan in Annie won her the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical in 1977. In the show she introduced the seminal showtunes "Little Girls" and "Easy Street." Of her portrayal, Clive Barnes wrote, "As the wicked Miss Hannigan, Dorothy Loudon, eyes bulging with envy, face sagging with hatred, is deliciously and deliriously horrid. She never puts a sneer, a leer, or even a scream in the wrong place, and her singing has just the right brassy bounce to it." Loudon later revisited the character of Miss Hannigan in the ill-fated 1990 sequel, Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge, which closed quickly after a dismal pre-Broadway engagement in Washington DC.

In 1979, Loudon starred in the television series Dorothy, in which she portrayed a former showgirl teaching music and drama at a boarding school for girls. It lasted only one season. She appeared in only two films, playing an agent in the film Garbo Talks and a Southern eccentric in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Coincidentally, two roles Loudon created for the Broadway stage - Miss Hannigan in Annie and Dotty Otley, a washed-up actress struggling to succeed in a dreadful sex comedy in the 1983 farce Noises Off - were played by Carol Burnett on screen. (Wikipedia)Photo measures 8 x 10inches. Photo is dated 01-01-1966.