As Remembered by Harriet Lynn (Minnie Fay)
This is the Betty Grable Company of “Hello, Dolly!” I turned 21 during our time in Baltimore and I remember I got my driver’s license while doing the show and visiting home.
I am “Minnie Fay.” I was hired to be the understudy for Minnie and was in the chorus until right after we got to Chicago. Then I was offered the role and being home town girl – opening the Mechanic Theatre- was a real treat.
Max Showalter (next to me – our Vandergelder – was a a wonderful man – and known in films as a very good character actor. He had a terrific laugh and wonderful disposition.
June Helmers (Irene Malloy) and Alex Orfaly (singer in the chorus) met in the show and got married. I loved them both dearly.
The sad thing is they are all gone now – and I for some reason am the only one still standing from this picture.