In 1968, Diane Keaton became a member of the “Tribe” and understudy to Sheila in the original Broadway production of Hair. She gained some notoriety for her refusal to disrobe at the end of Act I when the cast performs nude, even though nudity in the production was totally optional for actors (Those who performed nude received a $50 bonus).After acting in Hair for nine months, she auditioned for a part in Woody Allen”s production of Play It  Again, Same. After nearly being passed over for being too tall (at 5 ft 8 in./1.73 m she is two inches/5 cm taller than Allen), she won the parts.

Ms.Keaton has since always, to date,  to discuss her time in the musical that changed Broadway forever.

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