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MANY MASTER CLASSES: ZOE CALDWELL

There are actresses and there are actresses… and then there was Zoe Caldwell, who died from complications of Parkinson’s disease February 16th at her home in Pound Ridge, New York at the age of eighty-six. It’s difficult to write of her now in the past tense, as she had been such a vital part of the Broadway theatre community for more than fifty years—before I even became aware there was such a thing. I vividly recall back in 1968 when my 5th grade teacher Elizabeth Johnson came to class one morning, overflowing with praise, due to having seen The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie the previous evening. Mrs. Johnson was my kindred spirit; an adult who took in her confidence an eleven-year-old with a

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