George Rose and John Lithgow watch with concern as Lynn adds extra sugar to her already
sweetened breakfast cereal
|1974 saw Lynn's return to Broadway, in the hit
comedy "My Fat Friend," an ugly duckling story with Lynn as an overweight young
woman who attracts the attention of a potential suitor (James Ray Weeks.) With the
help of her friends/roommates (George Rose and John Lithgow), she sheds the extra pounds
-- and thus loses the affection of her admirer who, it turns out, has a fat fetish.
Produced in a less politically correct time, the play climaxed in an amazing scene where
Lynn removed her baggy outerwear to reveal her newly svelte figure. Audiences, completely
fooled by the padding she had worn in earlier scenes, gasped in amazement.
Lynn, George Rose, and John Lithgow
The only joint appearance of George Rose and John Lithgow in drag, as they demonstrate to
Lynn that her size is more than ample.