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Kathleen Freeman

Kathleen Freeman

Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

In the 1950s, at The Music Circus (a theater-in-the-round in Sacramento, Calif.) a prop chair collapsed under her weight while she was singing, the musicians stopped playing, and in a dead silence she got up to her knees, spread her arms and sang, "That's why I love the theater".

John Garcia, Executive Director/Producer of "The Column" Awards, created an award in her honor. This is given to individuals who overcome personal, physical, or other major problems in their lives and continue to work in theater, whether behind or in front of the curtain. Whatever obstacles--personal problems, health issues, etc.--were affecting their lives offstage, on stage they give it their all. They are living the theme of what Ms. Freeman always said: "The show must go on".

Was considered for the role of Alice Nelson in "The Brady Bunch" (1969).

Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "The Full Monty."




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