Interview with Linda Lavin
NamesLeague of Professional Theatre Women (Contributor)Character Generators/Video (Contributor)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Division., Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (Producer)Lavin, Linda, 1937- (Interviewee)Riedel, Michael (Theater critic) (Interviewer)Davis, Jacqueline Z.(Jacqueline Zurat), 1946- (Speaker)Corwin, Betty L. (Speaker)
Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Public Program Videos
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 2011Place: New York
Library locationsTheatre on Film and Tape ArchiveShelf locator: NCOW 352
TopicsLavin, Linda, 1937-Lavin, Linda, 1937- -- Friends and associatesPrince, Harold, 1928-2019 -- Friends and associatesCassidy, Jack, 1927-1976 -- Friends and associatesStrouse, Charles. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's SupermanStyne, Jule, 1905-1994. GypsyAlice (Television program)Acting -- Study and teachingActressesMusical theater -- New York (State) -- New YorkTheater -- New York (State) -- New YorkTelevision broadcasting -- United States
NotesStatement of responsibility: [Presented by] The League of Professional Theatre Women ; [video prod. company] Character Generators, Inc. ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Patrick Hoffman, director.Content: Copy of program available.Performers: Opening remarks: Jacqueline Z. Davis and Betty L. Corwin.Performers: Interviewed by Michael Riedel.Venue: Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y., May 9, 2011.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (67 min.) :sd., col. ;4 3/4 in.
DescriptionLinda Lavin discusses her career as a performer on stage and television with columnist Michael Riedel. She discusses her early theatrical influences as the daughter of a professional singer, noting that her mother's singing career was hindered by attitudes towards working women during the Depression. Lavin describes her formative years performing in summer stock, her experiences in several Broadway shows including It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman, and the 1989 revival of Gypsy, her television work in the situation comedy Alice, and her impressions of colleagues such as Harold Prince, Jack Cassidy, and others. She also talks about her work as an acting teacher.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 746929979NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19114437NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b22786064Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be5075b0-eca9-0139-c864-0242ac110004
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