ITA/282 Anna Manahan (1924-2009)
Anna Manahan (18 October 1924 – 8 March 2009) was a Waterford born actor, who preformed on stage, film and television for over 60 years throughout Ireland, Europe, the USA and Australia. Her critically acclaimed roles included Serafina in the first Irish production of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo in 1957, her 1969 role in the Broadway production of Brian's Friel's Lovers, and Mag" in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane for which she won a Tony Award in 1998. Among the honours Anna Manahan received during her lifetime was the Freedom of Waterford City in 2002, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Limerick in 2003. The collection includes programs, posters, handbills, correspondence, photographs, scripts, costume designs, press-cuttings and other materials relating to Anna’s career.