Jessie RichardsonThursday, May 25, 2006
With all the talk and hype about the recent Jessie Award nominations I always think of the gracious lady I photographed in June 1978. She was 82 and her name was Jessie Richardson. She had been born in England and had come to Canada in 1919. She devoted the last 40 years of her life (she died in 1980) to theater. Her favourite roles where Miss Julie in Hedda Gabbler and Anfisa in Chekhov's Three Sisters. And, yes, she did invite me for a cup of tea.