Theatre: Equity's Meredith

When 70-year-old Actor Frank Gillmore resigned last month from his 8-year presidency of Actors Equity Association, he did so thankfully. For, while other theatrical unions (such as Screen Actors Guild) have come up, Equity has gone down, is no longer the dominant union of the U. S. theatre. Actor Gillmore will be president and executive director of Associated Actors & Artistes of America, which hopes to become the nucleus for one big actor union. The man chosen to succeed him as head of dwindling Equity was one of Broadway's youngest veterans, 29-year-old Burgess...

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