"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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You have to have the ability to persevere, to get knocked down and get back up again. Just talent isn't enough.
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 a film of the same name, The Great White Hope
(1970). Since winning the 1969 Tony, 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 Home;" as ...