Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jeff Daniels b. 1955
Daniel’s career took off when he won a 1982 OBIE Award for his performance in the one-man Off-Broadway play “Johnny Got His Gun,” Known for his varied movie roles, he is also a director, playwright and entrepreneur.
Remaining Michigan based, in 1991 Daniels created the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, his hometown. A number of the theatre’s productions have been nominated for national awards. He established Purple Rose Films in 1999. Both have created new opportunities for Midwestern artists. To critical acclaim Daniels continues to act in comedic and dramatic film and theater roles.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame series list.
Location. 42° 43.92′ N, 84° 33.129′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 South Washington Avenue, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theater District / The Strand (here, next to this marker); Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ernie Harwell b. 1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevie Wonder b. 1950 (about 300 feet away); Thomas Edison 1847-1931 (about 400 feet away); Capital Bank Tower (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Jeff Daniels, from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Purple Rose Theater
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