The Great White Hope (1968). Drama. Written by Howard Sackler
. Music arranged by Charles Gross. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones
(as "Jack Jefferson"), Jane Alexander
(as "Eleanor Bachman"), Thomas Anderson (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/...
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African-American actress born and raised in New York City, primarily in parts with strong, social themes.