Actress Marion Ross, best known for her starring role as Mrs. Cunningham on "Happy Days," plays American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in Dorothy Stickney's one-woman show, A Lovely Light, every Sunday in August at Los Angeles' Falcon Theatre.
In the years following World War I, Millay became famous for her poetry and her bohemian, bisexual private life. Her best-known poems include "First Fig" ("My candle burns at both ends..."), "Justice Denied in Massachusetts," "Renascence" and her many sonnets. She was also a playwright and librettist, scripting The Lamp and the Bell, The Murder of Lidice and The King's Henchman.
A poet and actress, playwright Stickney is best known for her Broadway role as Mother in Life With Father. She died in 1998.
Ross' theatre credits include Broadway and touring productions of Arsenic and Old Lace, co-starring Jean Stapleton; and A Long Day's Journey Into Night. Her other television credits include "Brooklyn Bridge" and an Emmy-nominated appearance on "Touched by an Angel."