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Description: This Boston University Founders’ Day Ball program, dated March 13, 1971, is signed by Bette Davis, Roddy McDowall, Martyn Green, and Stephen Birmingham. Davis was the Honorary Chairman at the ball, while McDowall, Green, and Birmingham were the members of the Honorary Committee.

Bette Davis (1908-1989) was an American actress with a career that spanned half a century. She won two Academy Awards for her performances in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938), and was nominated a total of ten times.

Roddy McDowell (1928-1998) was a English-American actor best known for his performances as Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series and Augustus in Cleopatra (1963).

Martyn Green (1899-1975) was an English actor and singer remembered for his performances and recordings as principal comedian of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and his leading patter roles of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas in the 1930’s and 40’s.

Stephen Birmingham (1929-2015) was an American author famous for his social histories of wealthy American families.

The program lists the various committee members and chairmen involved with the ball, as well as the sponsers, patrons, and subscribers. 10 3/8” x 5”. Item #A01380

Condition: Fine condition with four large, bold signatures.