elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Lawrence Lott (1951 - January 24, 1991)

Lawrence Lott was an actor and adjunct professor of acting at the University of Southern California. He died on January 24, 1991, in Greeley, Colo., of complications of AIDS at 40.

He taught acting at USC and performed in such films as "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Real Men" and in such popular television series as "All My Children" and "Cheers."

His stage credits included "The Film Society" at Los Angeles Theater Center, "Richard III" at the Mark Taper Forum and "Watch On the Rhine" at Theater 40.

Lott was also a noted Shakespearean actor, performing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., and last summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The original New York production of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer opened on April 21, 1985 at the Public Theater in New York City, New York; a New York Shakespeare Festival Production, it was produced by Joseph Papp. Lawrence Lott was cast as David, Hiram Keebler, Examining Doctor and Orderly.

His AIDS Quilt reads: Old Stauncher You Remain, Lawrence Lott, Was I Sleeping While the Others Suffered?

AIDS Quilt

Source: articles.latimes.com/1991-01-27/news/mn-293_1_lawrence-lott

Further Readings:

The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays by Larry Kramer
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Grove Press; 1st Grove Press ed edition (September 18, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802136923
ISBN-13: 978-0802136923
Amazon: The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays
Amazon Kindle: The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays

The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation. It has been produced and taught all over the world. Its companion play, The Destiny of Me, is the stirring story of an AIDS activist forced to put his life in the hands of the very doctor he has been denouncing.

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Gay Classics

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