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Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud
Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud

Dick Cavett, the veteran talk show host, will play himself in the Los Angeles premiere of a play based on the long-running feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. "Hellman v. McCarthy" by Brian Richard Mori will run Feb. 6 to 28 at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. Cavett appeared in a New York production of the play that ran earlier this year at the off-Broadway Abingdon Theatre Company. The Theatre 40 production will include a performance March 1 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. In 1979, McCarthy appeared on Cavett's television show and said that every word Hellman had written was a lie, including the words "and" and "the." Hellman...

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