Today we send happy birthday wishes to star Cabaret actor Michael York born March 27, 1942. British writer Brian Roberts was Michael York’s title character role in Bob Fosse’s1973 eight time Academy Award winning musical film Cabaret. The film is set in 1931 Berlin and the Kit Kat Klub whereLiza Minnelli is entertainer Sally Bowles and Joel Grey plays the Emcee.
Pictured below are five promotional printed Cabaret (United Artists, 1972) movie theater display lobby cards featuring Michael York with his co-stars Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, each measuring 11 x 14 inches overall.
This particular British Film Academy Award is also known as the “Stella Award” and was bestowed to winners from 1968 to 1975. Being a Wedgwood commissioned Black Basalt figurative statue presented during the BAFTA awards ceremony and specially designed by Wedgwood sculptor Eric Owen. The freestanding trophy or whole figure measures nine inches in height and has five lines of gold lettering front of circular pedestal base reading:
“The Society of FIlm and Television Arts, 1972 Film Award, The Best Director, CABARET, Bob Fosse”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity in the United Kingdom that hosts annual awards shows for excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation.