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In Memoriam: Louise H. "Kim" Sellon

 

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of ATPAM manager Kim Sellon on November 24, 2023. Kim came into membership in 1978. Kim was known by many members for her hard work and her sweet demeanor. May her memory be a blessing.

 

Please see the obituary below:

  

 

NEWHART--Louise H. "Kim" Sellon. Kim Sellon, age 76, of Scotrun, PA and Jamestown, RI, passed away of complications from pneumonia on Friday, November 24, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Chase Newhart, a theatrical actor, director, and photographer with whom she shared over 30 years of marriage. Born in Washington D.C., Kim was the daughter of the late Perry K. Sellon, long-time business editor of U.S. News and World Report, and Louise (Eagle) Sellon. Kim attended the Potomac School and Madeira School and studied for a year at the Sorbonne before graduating from George Washington University. Kim had a life-long love of the theater. As a young woman, she spent her summers in New York apprenticing with legendary producer David Merrick where, among other things, he had her translate French plays into English for possible production. Her time spent training in Merrick's office led to an extensive career working for some of the most prestigious general management offices in New York, where she company-managed more than twenty shows on Broadway. Her tact and diplomacy allowed her to expertly navigate both oversized personalities and undersized budgets. Her work spanned from classics to comedies including Albee's Three Tall Women, Equus, Pacino's The Merchant of Venice, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the 2009 production of Hair, and the Public Theater's Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk. In her personal life, Kim was a fiercely active conservationist and an avid collector of Victorian antiques. She had a gentle heart, a subtle wit, and was as unpretentious as they come. Kim, you will be deeply missed. In addition to her husband Chase, Kim is survived by her brother Charles Sellon and his wife Elizabeth; her niece Emily, nephews Christopher and Timothy, and their mother Anne Sellon; and her four-legged companion Beau. A memorial service is being planned for Spring 2024. Further information will be available at bolockfuneralhome.com (Cresco, PA). Kim would have wished any donations in her name to be made to the World Wildlife Fund: protect.worldwildlife.org.




Photo courtesy of The Jamestown Press

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