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Talent, ignoble end of actor George Rose recalled in new play at Signature Theatre

Talent, ignoble end of actor George Rose recalled in new play at Signature Theatre

George Rose won two Tony Awards and enjoyed widespread admiration from fellow actors. He kept a South American wild cat as a pet at home and on the road. He also died a tortuous death in the Dominican Republic at the hands of the teen he had earlier adopted and three other men, including the boy's father.

Rose's wealth of theater know-how and snappy wit made him irresistible to a young actor named Ed Dixon, who has fashioned his reminiscences into a modest one-man, one-act play called "Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose."

The light and dark sides of Rose are covered in the show, which Dixon is performing at Signature Theatre in a premiere production smoothly...

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