Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black Expatriate

Deep Are the Roots

Memoirs of a Black Expatriate


ISBN10: 0870237780 ISBN13: 9780870237782 Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr Published: Dec 1 1992 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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An accomplished actor whose career spanned 5 decades on the stages of New York, London and Paris, Gordon Heath (1918-1991) achieved national prominence in 1945 for his starring role in the Broadway production of Deep Are the Roots, a searing exploration of American race relations at the close of World War II. By 1948, like other black artists before him, he had moved to France. With his longtime companion, Lee Payant, he opened the nightclub L'Abbaye in Paris and continued to perform on stage in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Reviewing the New York production of Oedipus in 1970, Clive Barnes wrote in the New York Times, A man born to play the prince, Mr Heath has an instinctive nobility and moves and talks with all the natural authority of a classic hero.

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