Arts

The woman who persuaded Frank McCourt to write Angela's Ashes

As the musical version of her late husband's childhood memoir is set to take to the Irish stage this summer, Jenny Lee chats to Ellen Frey McCourt about watching her husband shed tears as he penned Angela's Ashes, how her became a voice coach for Paul Newman and how his legacy is continuing

Ellen Frey McCourt pictured with her late husband Frank McCourt
"ARE any of my ex-wives here?" These were the first words Ellen McCourt heard her future husband say as he entered the Lion's Head bar in Greenwich Village, New York, an infamous literary hangout. I[...]

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