24 January 2016

my friend Sheila

in the last few days there has been quite some chatter on Facebook abt Sheila Smith.  so I decided to share her contribution to Gildzen at 50:

Sheila became a Broadway legend when she went on for Angela Lansbury as "Mame" for which she won the Theater World Award. at that stage in her career she was already well-known to theater insiders but suddenly was being treatd as a star.

she went on to tour in the show.  here's a poster:

as part of the Facebook discussion abt her someone postd this rare video of her early in her career:

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