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STAGE TUBE: Sally Ann Howes Chats MY FAIR LADY in Clip from THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy

In honor of Sally Ann Howes' birthday, Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, just unveiled a clip of Howes from the documentary film series in which she talks about Rex Harrison's frustration with young actresses playing Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, and why, at the end of his career, he wanted Howes to come back and play the role one more time. Watch below!

Howes may be best known for her starring role opposite Dick Van Dyke in the legendary film CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, but she began her career in London with her famous father Bobby Howes onstage. She became a very successful child actress in film, starring in DEAD OF NIGHT opposite Sir Michael Redgrave, and in NICHOLAS NICKELBY and ANNA KARENINA opposite Vivien Leigh. She starred in the West End in PAINT YOUR WAGON opposite her father.

Sally turned down MY FAIR LADY three times on Broadway and finally agreed when they offered her a higher salary than Julie Andrews. She was an immediate hit and the show remained sold out as she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. She was last on Broadway in JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD in 2000, where she once again garnered rave reviews.

Rick McKay's new film Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age will be out next year -- support his Broadway Trilogy by making a tax-deductible donation here, and be sure to watch the trailer for the upcoming installment!



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