Mary Todd Lincoln à la Ann Ryerson
Lisa Orkin as Oprah
Who is Ann Ryerson:
Ann is a Leo with her rising in Taurus and began her professional career in improvisational theatre in her hometown of Minneapolis, at Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, then at The Second City in Chicago. She has performed extensively in television and movies (IMDB Ann Ryerson) and in radio commercials. Ann reads new work for playwrights on Monday nights in a group called Fierce Backbone. She’s a nut for her grandchildren and for tennis.
Favorite Career Highlight:
Maybe working on Robert Altman’s movie A Wedding. it was my first film and I shared a dressing room with all the other women in the cast, including Carol Burnett, Lauren Hutton, Geraldine Chaplin, Mia Farrow, and many more fabulous women.
Who is Mary Todd Lincoln:
Mary Ann Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865. I feel she was very misunderstood. A life of great tragedy and resiliency.
Listen to my podcast with Honest Abe right here!
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