A letter from Thomas de Villiers Associate Producer of American Tv Show Love of Life dated 17th July 1974 introducing Christopher Reeve for the role of Ben (Benno) Harper to Paul Denis Editor of Daytime TV.
Also included was a copy of Chris’s most recent Biography and a synopsis to include in the next issue of Daytime TV magazine.
Christopher Reeve, who was born on September 25, 1952, in New York City, joined “Love of Life” on August 1, 1974. He attended Princeton (N.J.) Day School and later graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While in college, he was honored twice as best dramatic actor. Reeve has also studied under the advanced program of the drama division at Juilliard School in New York City.
The actor has appeared in productions with the San Diego (Calif.) Shakespeare Festival, the McCarter Theatre Co. in Princeton (N.J), the Harvard Summer Repertory, the Boothbay (Maine) Playhouse, the Williamstown (Mass.) Theatre Festival, and in other summer-stock theaters.
His television credits include “Theatre in America” on the National Educational Television network, and “The American Revolution.” In addition, he has been a radio announcer and has done recordings for the blind.
Reeve enjoys fencing, playing piano, madrigal and chorus singing, and orchestra conducting. He has worked as a composer of incidental music for theatre. Moreover, he enjoys studying dialects for the stage, and would like to finish one more year at Juilliard, work in repertory and, someday, direct in theatre. An active sports enthusiast, he likes to sail, ski and play tennis.
LOVE OF LIFE will soon be introducing a series of young
characters (both male and female). Right now we are in the process of auditioning literally scores of actors in order to cast two of the male roles. The first part will be that of Benno (known as “Beanie” as a child) Harper, Meg Aleata Hart’s son, who will return on July 30th after an absence of twelve years as a ski instructor (actually ski bum), handsome, charming, sexy, masculine and throughly amoral.