Conversations at Ten Chimneys to feature actor/author

Actor and author Dick Van Patten will appear at Ten Chimneys, the National Historic Landmark estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, on Saturday, April 10. Van Patten will share memories of his acting career and his relationship with the Lunts as part of the popular “Conversations at Ten Chimneys” lecture series. 
Best known as the dad from Eight is Enough, Van Patten started his prolific career as a child actor, playing alongside Broadway stars such as Melvyn Douglas and Tallulah Bankhead. As a teenager, he spent three years playing the son of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in O Mistress Mine (winning the role over a young Marlon Brando).
After his Conversation at Ten Chimneys, Mr. Van Patten will sign copies of his highly-acclaimed memoir, Eighty is Not Enough.  Book/Admission packages are available, and copies will also be on sale at the Museum Store (Hardback, $22.95).
The Conversation with Dick Van Patten will begin at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 10 at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center in Genesee Depot. Cost to attend is $25 for silver level, $50 for gold level, or $100 for premier level seats. Discounts and book packages are available. Tickets may be reserved by calling (262) 968-4110 or visit

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