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Movies: “My Fair Lady”

July 4, 1963 - British actor Stanley Holloway (pictured in 1958) is making his Hollywood movie debut at the age of 72 in a role he played for almost four years on stage. Holloway, one of the original Broadway company of the musical “My Fair Lady,” has been cast in a movie version of the show. He will play Alfred P. Doolittle, the role he portrayed in the hit show based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” Warner Brothers is producing “My Fair Lady.” Hollywood producers often shy away from original Broadway casts when they film a stage show, but in this case two of the original cast — Rex Harrison and Holloway — were cast for the movie version. “I would have been very disappointed if I hadn’t been cast in this picture,” remarked Holloway today. “I did the show for two years on Broadway and practically two in London.”


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