(1982) Stage: Appeared (as "Helene Hanff") in "84 Charing Cross Road" on Broadway
. Written by Helene Hanff
. Directed and material adapted by James Roose-Evans
. Nederlander Theatre: 7 Dec 1982-27 Feb 1983 (96 performances + 15 previews). Cast: Joseph Maher
, Mark Chamberlin, William Francis...
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Ellen MacRae | Ellen McRae
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Did You Know?
"I thought it was fabulous. My next ambition is to get nominated for seven seconds, and, ultimately, I want to be nominated for a picture in which I don't even appear." Interview with Associated Press Radio, 2004, regarding her Emmy nomination for her performance in Mrs. Harris, in which she appeared for 14 seconds.
Her third (and last) husband, Neil Nephew
was a bright, talented upcoming actor and writer (
). According to Ellen, he eventually degenerated into mental illness and became schizophrenic and violent. He left her just before she became a star. When she refused his pleas to get back together, he stalked and terrorized her for many years. He committed suicide in 1978.
Her soft, frail voice