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VIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Film Child Star Mary Badham Visits the Broadway Play


Mary Badham, the former child star who played Scout in the 1962 film of To Kill A Mockingbird, recently stopped by the Broadway production!

Badham, now 66, got a warm welcome from the cast, which you can watch in the video from the performance's curtain call below!

Celia Keenan-Bolger, who plays the role of Scout on Broadway, gave a speech after the cast took their bows, where she gave Badham a shoutout.

"More than 60 years ago, Harper Lee's book To Kill a Mockingbird was adapted into one of the great movies of all time," Keenan-Bolger said. "I have a vivid memory of watching it in my living room with my parents and the profound impact that Mary Badham's performance as Scout Finch had on my life. And she is an enduring icon to me and to young girls for many generations, so you can imagine what it felt like to find out that she is here today,"

Watch the full video below!

Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee's enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Jeff Daniels.

The cast of characters includes Atticus's daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley (Danny Wolohan). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson), Stark Sands (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell).

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