"The Great White Hope," a dramatic play; written by Howard Sackler
, music arranged by Charles Gross, directed by Edwin Sherin
. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones
(as Jack Jefferson), Jane Alexander
(as Eleanor Bachman), Thomas Anderson (as Negro Man/Jack's Friend/...
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I never thought of myself as pretty as a child and I have tried to bring that awareness to my roles.
Won Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Great White Hope," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title, The Great White Hope
(1970). Since, then she has received six additional Tony nominations: as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1973 for "6 Rms Riv Vu," and in 1974 for "Find Your Way Hone;" and as Best...