The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. Written by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by Peter Kass. Longacre Theatre (moved to Henry Miller's Theatre from 29 Dec 1964- close): 15 Oct 1964- 10 Jan 1965 (101 performances + 14 previews that began on 26 Sep 1964). Cast: John Alderman (as "David Ragin"), Ben Aliza
(as "Alton Scales"),
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Alicia Ghostley | Alice Ghostly
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When I first started out, I had this natural ability to sing. That was another reason why I chose New York, with all the musicals that were happening at the time. But I looked so different from everyone else. I was never what you would call an ingénue. I was having difficulty finding jobs. Get your eyes straightened, they would tell me, and maybe we can work with you.
Accepted the Best Actress Oscar in 1969 on Maggie Smith
's behalf for Ms. Smith's performance in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(1969). Ms. Smith was in London on Academy Awards night, and Ms. Ghostley filled in since the two actresses had previously starred together on Broadway in "New Faces of 1956."