Broadway Mourns the Loss of Kitty Carlisle Hart
Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights tonight for one minute in the memory of Kitty Carlisle Hart, the stage and film actress who served as chairperson of the New York State Council of the Arts for 20 years beginning in 1976. In that capacity, she functioned as one of the nation’s most visible advocates for and symbols of the performing arts.
"Kitty Carlisle Hart was a tireless champion of the arts in New York state and nationally and a vital member of the Broadway family,” commented Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. "This great woman of the theatre -- tireless in her lifelong crusade for the advancement of the arts in the public sphere -- touched so many lives through her work. We will miss her.”