S. Epatha Merkerson, 'Come Back, Little Sheba'

This "Law & Order" veteran delivered one of Emmy's most memorable acceptance speeches in 2005 when her notes went missing down her décolletage. She had won for recreating on film her stage role in "Lackawanna Blues." In this first revival of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB002516" title="William Inge" href="/topic/entertainment/william-inge-PECLB002516.topic">William Inge</a>'s 1950 drama, she takes on a part that earned <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB000593" title="Shirley Booth" href="/topic/entertainment/shirley-booth-PECLB000593.topic">Shirley Booth</a> both a Tony and then an Oscar, as a wayward wife looking for her lost love.
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( Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times )

This "Law & Order" veteran delivered one of Emmy's most memorable acceptance speeches in 2005 when her notes went missing down her d├ęcolletage. She had won for recreating on film her stage role in "Lackawanna Blues." In this first revival of William Inge's 1950 drama, she takes on a part that earned Shirley Booth both a Tony and then an Oscar, as a wayward wife looking for her lost love.

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