Get to Know Charlene Tilton!
Charlene spent eleven years filming Dallas and was quite a popular character on the series. Lucy’s wedding to Dallas husband, Mitch Cooper, was the second highest rated episode ever, right behind the famous “Who shot J.R.?” At the time of the episode’s airing, Charlene was probably one of the most well known faces in the world appearing on more than 600 magazine covers worldwide! Aside from Dallas, Charlene starred in several TV movies and guest starred in many other popular television series such as Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Murder, She Wrote, and Knots Landing.
Charlene also has a passion for the theater and stays active in LA theater whenever she can. She recently earned rave reviews playing a quadriplegic in Whose Life Is It Anyway? at the Attic Theater and is a winner of the L.A. Theater Critics award for “Best Supporting Actress” in Dish Babies, where she played eight different characters. She also co-produced and starred in the hit comedy Tell Veronica at the Hudson Theater. Other theater credits include a San Francisco production of The Foreigner with Imogene Coca and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in London’s West End. In November, 2004 she also co-produced The Dallas Reunion Special for CBS along with Henry Winkler and Michael Levitt. She is currently developing and producing the Tammy Faye-Baker story in which she will also star as the controversial televangelist.
Charlene has chosen to perform the pieces “Precise Girls Don’t” and “Joy” from My Letter to Fear. “Precise Girls Don’t” recounts the envy a woman can feel towards other women who seem to manage chicness and coolness effortlessly. “Joy” is a piece which ponders if it’s possible for adults to experience pure joy without second guessing or allowing negatives to seep in. We are beyond excited to have a televison legend like Charlene joining us for our staged reading on June 24th!
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