Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bea Lillie on Television

Bea Lillie:  "Television has grown up to be just summer stock in an iron lung."

[Source:  Point;  August 1954]

Ouch!  Beatrice Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989) is known as being an amazing talent.  She shined on stage. She is an amazing woman and entertained the troops during WWII - even on the day she found out that her only son had perished in action.  Best known for her Tony Award winning 1953 revue An Evening with Beatrice Lillie.  She retired from the stage due to Alzheimer's.

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