The Leading Lady. Written by Ruth Gordon
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. National Theatre: 18 Oct 1948- 23 Oct 1948 (8 performances). Cast: Wesley Addy
, Margaret Barker, Delma Byron, Ossie Davis
, Elizabeth Dewing, Mildred Dunnock
, Ruth Gordon (as "Gay"), Ethel Griffies
, Ian Keith
, William J. Kelly, James MacColl, Laura Pierpont
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
2 Interviews |
6 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
John Peter Richmond | Peter Richmond
6' (1.83 m)
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[on Darryl F. Zanuck
] Nobody liked working for Zanuck, the little goddamn Napoleon, always walking around with his polo mallet. Nobody had any respect for him except as an executive. And he was a good editor at one time, but he fancied himself a writer, and he was not a good writer.
According to Jim Beaver's career article on Carradine for the October 1979 issue of "Films in Review", writer Tennessee Williams wrote the role of Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Carradine in mind, although other commitments kept him out of the Broadway production in favor of Burl Ives. However, Carradine did play the role in a 1977 Los Angeles production.
Deep baritone voice