Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Jill Haworth, R. I. P.

Jill Haworth, the Original Sally in ‘Cabaret,’ Dies at 65 - "Jill Haworth, a British-born film ingenue in the 1960s who made her only Broadway appearance as the original Sally Bowles in “Cabaret,” died Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 65.

The police confirmed her death, attributing it to natural causes.

A petite, strikingly pretty blonde (she wore a dark wig on Broadway), Ms. Haworth was just 14 when she was signed to appear, along with Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint and Sal Mineo, as a displaced Jew in “Exodus” (1960), Otto Preminger’s grandiose adaptation of the Leon Uris novel about the birth of the state of Israel."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We didn't see her in CABARET - by the time we saw it Anita Gillette was played the role - but I still remember her in EXODUS.