The world of entertainment lost a giant today as the great composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch died today at the age of 68. We found in our archives in The Billy Rose Theater Division at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts this image of Hamlisch during rehearsals for A Chorus Line in 1975. RIP
David Alan Grier says acting was love at first sight; that’s how we feel about David Alan Grier. Our first memory of him is as cop/shoemaker Carl Bentley in “JUMANJI” - which of his roles is your favorite?
David Alan Grier, on acting: “I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year. A friend of mine had his own theater company, and he jumped me in like I was in a gang. And once I came in, it was just that simple. For the first time in my life, I felt, ‘This is a career, this is a life that I think I can grow old doing.’ It was love at first sight. I loved being on stage and reading these plays. It was great.”