Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clippings: Alexandra Moltke in BEEKMAN PLACE, 1965

Playhouse comedy has globe-trotter

The 20-year-old daughter of a Danish diplomat has a featured role in "Beekman Place," the Eve Arden-Brooks West comedy which opens at the Country Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. today in Henninger High Auditorium.

Alexandra Moltke, plays "Augusta Piper," a kooky British girl who is the daughter of Miss Arden. In real life, she is the offspring of Count Moltke, a member of the permanent mission from Denmark to the UN. Born in Upsala, Sweden, she has lived in Denmark and Ireland prior to coming to New York City with her father. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Miss Moltke has appeared on NBC-TV and onstage in "The Reluctant Debutante" and "Othello."

Also featured in "Beekman Place" is Barbara Berjer who plays the wife of Brooks West. She graduated with honors from the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Her Broadway credits are "Tunnel of Love" with Tom
Ewell, "The Best Man" with Melvyn Douglas and Lee Tracy and last season's "Dylan" with Sir Alec Guinness. Off-Broadway audiences h a v e seen her in "Country Girl" and "Separate Tables."

Television claims much of Miss Berjer's time since she has the role of "Claire Cassen" on As the World Turns. Earlier she played running roles in From These Roots and Edge of Night. Nightime viewers have seen her on The Defenders and the old Circle Theater.

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