The Theater: Star

In the best Broadway season in years—with Shakespeare. Marlowe, Giraudoux, Anouilh and Wilder on the boards; with Julie Harris, Shirley Booth, Ruth Gordon, Shelley Winters, Nancy Walker, Gwen Verdon on the scene; and more hits around than theaters to hold them—one of the most dazzling events is the performance in The Diary of Anne Frank of 17-year-old Susan Strasberg (TIME, Oct. 17). Susan got an actress's recognition last week when her name went up in lights a foot high above the title of the show, and she became the youngest dramatic star ever to shine on Broadway.

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