Bonus Weekend Podcast: Barbara Carroll, Barbara Gelb, Eugene O'Neill

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Eugene O'Neill, one of America's great playwrights, and his wife Carlotta, pose with their pet cat at Tao House, their Danville, Calif., home, Aug. 10, 1939.

Last week, we were saddened to learn of the deaths of Barbara Carroll and Barbara Gelb. Barbara Carroll, who was often introduced as “the first lady of jazz piano,” visited our show in 2004, when she paid tribute to Harold Arlen. Barbara Gelb is best known for her biographies of Eugene O'Neil, and Leonard spoke with her and her husband Arthur Gelb in 2000 when they were on the show to discuss their 2nd biography of Eugene O'Neill, "O'Neill, Life With Monte Cristo." For our Bonus Weekend Podcast, we are bringing you both of those interviews. And as an additional tribute to Barbara Gelb, we are also replaying Leonard's interview in 2016 with Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Shannon about the Roundabout Theatre Company Production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”