Strangers. Written by Sherman Yellen
. Scenic Design by David Jenkins. Directed by Arvin Brown
. John Golden Theatre: 4 Mar 1979- 11 Mar 1979 (9 performances + 12 previews). Cast: Bruce Dern
(as "Sinclair Hal Lewis"), Lois Nettleton
(as "Dorothy Thompson") [final Broadway role], William Newman (as "German Guest/Waiter/Russian ...
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[on meeting Marilyn Monroe
at the Actor studio] She leaned over to me and, I'd never met her -she's Marilyn Monroe, I'm Brucy from Winnetka-and she said, 'Oh, you're Gadge's new wunderkind, aren't you?' And I said, 'Oh, c'mon please. He doesn't say that.' She said, 'Yes, he does. He also says nobody's going to know who you are until you're in your late 60s.'"
Seventeen years after daughter Laura Dern
starred in Alexander Payne
's first major film Citizen Ruth
(1996), Bruce starred in Payne's Nebraska
(2013)-- probably one of the few, if only, times in movie history that a father-daughter duo similarly starred in the same director's films, especially with the actress/daughter's performance preceding her actor/father's.