Sharing Lessons Learned While Seeking the Spotlight


The book follows Godfrey’s career and┬ámemories of working with celebrities. There is also a lot of what might be called “old school” advice.



This 86-page book includes Lynnie Godfrey’s┬ámemories of working with celebrities, including the late dancer and actor Gregory Hines, who introduced her to her husband Carl E. Lee and was the best man at her wedding; songwriters Burton Lane and Sammy Cahn; and Norman Lear, producer of “All in the Family” and its spinoff “704 Hauser.” Godfrey had a leading role in that later show. She even forgot until recently that she was in a play called “Mama Liberty” with Tim Robbins (in fairness, he wore a mask for his part.)

The book follows Godfrey’s career, including performing a show-stopping number in “Eubie!” on Broadway, right before Gregory Hines’ number and right after one by his brother, Maurice. She played Lola in “Damn Yankees,” the stepmother in “Cinderella,” and the title role in “The Snow Queen,” parts rarely or never done by black women. She even landed a role originally designed, she says, for a “Cybill Shepherd type,” playing Helen the Computer for “The New Monkees” TV show.

There is also a lot of what might be called “old school” advice.

Each copy is signed by the author.

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