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Lauren Bacall returns to Broadway after 16 year absence
NYP99121709- 17 DECEMBER 1999- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: 75 year old actress Lauren Bacall applaudes co-star RoseMary Harris (left) after their opening night performance in Noel Coward play "Waiting In The Wings", December 16, at Broadway Walter Kerr Theatre. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Walter Francis Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. He also was a writer, lyricist, and director of several Broadway musicals.

Kerr was born in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from Northwestern University. He became a theater critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1951, then began writing theater reviews for the New York Times in 1966. He wrote for the New York Times for seventeen years. Kerr won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1978.

In 1990, the old Ritz theater on West 48th Street was renamed the Walter Kerr Theatre in his honor.

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