Luke Yankee is a Los Angeles based writer, director, producer and actor.  He is the author of the memoir,  JUST OUTSIDE THE SPOTLIGHT:  GROWING UP WITH EILEEN HECKART (published by Random House, with a foreword by Mary Tyler Moore).  Renowned New York arts critic Michael Musto placed it on his list of  The Ten Best Celebrity Memoirs of All Time and called it "One of the most compelling, Illuminating showbiz books ever written."  His other plays include THE MAN WHO KILLED THE CURE  (winner of the Theatre Harrisburg New Works Festival), THE JESUS HICKEY (produced in Los Angeles starring Harry Hamlin) and A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN (also published by Dramatists Play Service).  THE LAST LIFEBOAT has had more than 20 productions in the U. S. and Canada.  Mr. Yankee has also written a screenplay version, which was developed at the DreamAgo Screenwriting Workshop in Sierre, Switzerland.

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Yankee Hill Productions


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