Latest Blake Anderson Stories

2008-07-08 09:00:00

By Gerry Smith, Chicago Tribune Jul. 8--Blake Anderson believed the world was his costume. Mr. Anderson once killed a rooster on his family's farm in far west suburban Elburn and, with the help of a taxidermist, used it to fashion a feathered hat worn by the character Dolly Levi in a stage production of "Hello Dolly." Such creativity and resourcefulness defined the theater career of Mr. Anderson, 61, an actor, costume maker and designer who died Wednesday, July 2, in his Elburn home of...

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