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, Jo Henderson, Thomas Nahrwold, Ellen Newman, Etain ...
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The main way you grow is in deepening compassion. Somehow when you go through painful experiences you're more sympathetic to other people's experiences. After you've been working for awhile and discover how much material you have to call on, you end up saying, 'Oh, thank god I had an unhappy childhood!' I suppose there are some actors somewhere who have had a happy childhood. I just haven't met ...
Her third (and last) husband, Neil Burstyn
was a bright, talented upcoming actor and writer (The Monkees
(1966)). 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.