Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982

Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman in Reds
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1982

Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982
Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982

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Bertha in Hello From Bertha 1961

Character Is A Prostitute

Four by Tennessee 1961
Four by Tennessee 1961

“Hello From Bertha” is a one-act play by Tennessee Williams. Maureen Stapleton first played the role of Bertha in an Actor’s Studio showcase directed by Eli Wallach. She later recreated the part for TV on the anthology series “Play of the Week.” The episode entitled “Four by Tennessee” telecast four one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, one of which was “Hello From Bertha.” As the title character, Stapleton plays a prostitute who gets evicted from the brothel where she works. The script of this play “Hello From Bertha” is available in Tennessee Williams’s book “27 Wagons Full of Cotton.”

Maureen Stapleton in Hello From Bertha 1961
Maureen Stapleton in Hello From Bertha 1961

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