Treading the Boards #2


Sandra Church, Jack Klugman, Lane Bradbury, Ethel Merman and Peg Murray in Gypsy (1959)

9 comments:

justjack said...

Not only can I hear Ethel's voice from the back of the auditorium, I can hear it from 50 years away, too!

Baritone said...

Most likely that "unidentified actress" was Peg Murray, playing Miss Cratchitt. The scene is in Mr. Grantzinger's office following the "Dainty June and Her Farmboys" number. Gawd, I know too much!

Brad said...

The "unidentified actress" is Peg Murray.

http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=87142

Greg said...

Thanks guys! I figured if I wrote "unidentified actress" rather than just leave her out, somewhere here would know it. This blog has the most informed readers of any blog I've ever visited. And thanks for the idbd link Brad. There are a few other theatre pics I have where the identity of one or two of the actors aren't listed. If I can't find it on idbd I'll just put it up here and ask for help.

Fred said...

I wonder if Klugman kept the trenchcoat, put a little Gulden's on the lapel and used it for Oscar Madison?

DickGreenleaf said...

Sing out Louise!!

joe baltake said...

Sorry, but two other actresses are misindentified in the photo. That isn't Karen Moore or Jacqueline Mayro. They played Baby Louise and Baby June, respectively, on stage. No, the photo is of Dainty Louise (soon to be Gypsy) and Dainty June - played by Sandra Church and Lane Bradbury (who was married to Robert Morse at the time). But, yes, that is the singular Peg Murray. -Joe

Greg said...

Aaaarrggh!!! I really hate trusting captions that turn out to be wrong. Thanks Joe, and sorry I wasn't familiar enough with Sandra and Lane to catch that.

joe baltake said...

Greg- No problem. I make mistakes all the time. Loved that photo! Thanks for sharing it. -Joe