Larry Douglas and Doretta Morrow
as Lun Tha and Tuptim in the original production
of The King And I.
Doretta would go on to do Kismet,
Where's Charley?, and several television performances.
(And yes, she was Vic Damon's cousin!)
A skinny Yul Brynner
being all King-y with Doretta...
Doretta and hubby, Albert Hardman.
She retired at the age of 33,
and died at 41 from cancer.
A great shot of the original cast of Oklahoma...
at the first anniversary of the original 1943 production.
Howard Da Silva (Jud Fry, on the left with the plaid pants and suspenders!),
Joseph Buloff (Ali Hakim), Joan Roberts (Laurey),
Alfred Drake (Curly), Theresa Helburn (of the Theatre Guild),
Mayor La Guardia (dark suit)
and Richard Rodgers (composer).
Howard and Alfred
in the poignant "Pore Jud Is Daid".
Howard messin' around back stage...
But theatrically, he didn't "mess."
Dozens of stage, screen and television credits for Mr. Da Silva,
including Fiorello, 1776, The Sea Wolf, The Lost Weekend,
Outer Limits episodes, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,
to name just a few!