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By On This Day in NYC's History


On December 3, 1947: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. The shows was later adapted into a film (which won four Academy Awards), an opera, a ballet, and a television special.



On December 3, 1960: Camelot, starring Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Roddy McDowall, and Robert Goulet — in his first Broadway role — opened at the Majestic Theatre. The production won four Tony awards and saw numerous revivals around the world. The cast album was the top selling LP in America for over a year.


On December 3, 1981: Actress Liza Lapira was born in Queens. Kianna in the film 21 and Agent Michelle Lee in the CBS series NCIS, Lapira has become a recognizable figure on Television. She also has taken to the stage, amassing numerous stage credits over the years.

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