Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Valerie Harper Garners Tony Nod For "Looped"

One of my fave actresses, Valerie Harper, was nominated today for a Tony Award as Best Actress In A Play for her leading role in the short-lived Broadway play "Looped!" She said, "I started on Broadway in the chorus of 'Li'l Abner' in 1958. I've never entertained the thought (about getting a Tony Award nomination) but boy, is this lovely."Other noms went to Viola Davis for "Fences," Laura Linney in "Time Stands Still," Jan Maxwell in "The Royal Family" and the marvelous Linda Lavin in "Collected Stories." The Tony Awards will be given out Sunday, June 13 on CBS.Above, Lavin guests on "Rhoda" in 1974.