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
Did You Know?
I like to play parts that are not at all like myself. I'm not the least bit exciting. I'm an ordinary person in an ordinary life, but in my imagination there's no stopping me.
Appeared in 1963's film "Youngblood Hawke" in a role where she played the mother of James Franciscus. In real life Franciscus was 33 years her junior but they died just three days apart in 1991; Ms. Dunnock died on July 5 and Franciscus on July 8.