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Strom Thurmond / George Wallace (Supporting)

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Casting "The Great Society." Thrust by the assassination of John F. Kennedy into the office he always wanted, Lyndon B. Johnson cajoles, seduces, and strong arms senators into endi...more

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Male, ages 44-65, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Strom Thurmond / George Wallace: (Supporting) one actor to play both parts. Thurmond: early-to-mid 60s, Senator from South Carolina – strident segregationist who performed longest one-person filibuster in Senate history. Deeply opposed to civil rights but fathered a mixed-race child with his maid.

Wallace: mid-to-late 40s, Governor of Alabama – staunch segregationist and thorn in LBJ's side. LBJ eventually humiliates and overpowers him. Wallace's career was full of controversy and allegations of fraud and eventually changed his position in his final years claiming he was a born-again Christian and apologizing to black civil rights leaders.