Meet the Assassins: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

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About the Actor: Laura Griffith

Laura Griffith was most recently seen at The 5th this season in Waterfall, and previously in  Carousel, Spamalot, A Room with a View, The Music Man, Candide, and more. She’s also worked at ACT before, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A native of Southern California, Griffith has performed in all three venues at the Los Angeles Music Center. Other regional work includes roles at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita, Geva Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, La Mirada Theatre and Music Theatre West.

Griffith has performed on Broadway in several critically acclaimed productions, including South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, and Oklahoma! You may also have seen her on Late Night with David Letterman, Live from Lincoln Center, or during one of her three Tony Award broadcast appearances. More information can be found at

About the Assassin: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was a bright child, but struggled with drinking and drugs in high school. After being kicked out by her father as a result of her addiction, things turned around for Fromme when she met Charles Manson on Venice Beach in 1967. The young hippie quickly became one of the most devoted members of the Manson Family. When “Charlie” was convicted in the Tate/La Bianca murders in 1969, Fromme moved to Sacramento be close to Folsom Prison where he was housed.

In September 1975, Fromme made history as the first woman to attempt to assassinate the president when she pointed her .45 semiautomatic pistol at Gerald Ford. She was quickly detained by Secret Service after her pistol did not fire.

Fromme was released on parole in August 2009 and moved to Marcy, New York.

Come see Assassins, performed at ACT—A Contemporary Theatre. Visit our website, and search March 17-April 7 for best availability.

Check back next week for our next casting announcement!


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