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DEAR JANE

A most happy birthday to Jane Alexander who turned eighty-years-old yesterday. And with the same exquisite timing for which she is known as an actress, a few days prior came the announcement she would soon be starring in a new Broadway play, Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons. Like so many others, my appreciation of this fine actress began fifty-one years ago, when in 1968, she created the role of Eleanor Bachman in The Great White Hope, the winner of that season’s triple crown: the Tony, the NY Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Starring opposite the mighty James Earl Jones, in the role that finally made him a star eleven years after his Broadway debut, both he and Ms. Ale

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