In 1960, a first-time author named Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel blended a young Southern girl’s coming-of-age story with a provocative account of her attorney father’s losing struggle to defend an African American man falsely accused of rape. The best-seller won a Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most iconic works in modern American literature.
For every actor who achieves fame for a single, signature role in television or the movies, countless others ply their trade in relative anonymity for decades - those skilled, protean thespians who show up continually on the screen (big and/or small), prompting us to scratch our heads and try to remember where we've seen them before.
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