ROCKing the TONY AWARDS – Joe E. Brown

Rock the Tonysharveybrown3JOE E. BROWN

Little Rock connection: Appeared at Robinson Auditorium in the national tour of Harvey in 1948.

Tony Awards connection: At the 1948 Tonys, received a special Tony Award for touring in Harvey while the original play still was on Broadway.  He had previously played the role on Broadway earlier in the run (succeeding original star Frank Fay). The original production of Harvey was directed by Antoinette Perry, after whom the awards were named.

The photo on the right was a publicity photo showing Brown taking down a painting of Fay with Harvey to mark the fact that Brown was taking over the role.

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  1. What is the history of Forest Park and White City in the, now, Heights?

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