Rumors. Comedy/farce. Written by Neil Simon
. Scenic Design by Tony Straiges. Directed by Gene Saks
. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The Ethel Barrymore Theatre from 13 Dec 1989- close): 17 Nov 1988- 24 Feb 1990 (535 performances + 8 previews that began 8 Nov 1988). Cast: Lisa Banes (as "Cassie Cooper"), Christine Baranski
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
[about Frank Burns] Some people have said 'Why didn't the role progress? Why didn't he become more understanding, more humane, more compassionate, more sensitive?' I said 'What did you want him to be Alan Alda?'
Contrary to his much-maligned character Frank Burns, Linville was actually well-liked by his M*A*S*H
(1972) cast-mates. He and Gary Burghoff
were close friends off the show; Burghoff described Linville as a "renaissance man" who knew about the intricacies of the Egyptian pyramids and who once even built and flew his own airplane. Alan Alda
also remembered Linville fondly, after his death.