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February 15, 2018

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Denise Gough (Harper) in “Angels in America”

Denise Gough (Harper) in “Angels in America”


Helen Maybanks

Irish actress Denise Gough tells Kurt Andersen about her lean years before landing her two big breakout roles in London — both of which came to New York. A listener named Sam Cook left the church, but his love of Christian rock remains. In 1963, “The First Family” broke new ground for comedy by openly mocking — and impersonating — a sitting president. And, finally, Andersen talks with Melissa Spitz, who took to Instagram to document — and better understand  — her mentally ill mother.

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