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Letter: Maxwell will not be forgot

It was with much sadness that I learned of the passing of West Fargo native and Broadway star Jan Maxwell.

Jan was extraordinarily kind when we were in high school. One particular incident stands out:

She earned the role as Calamity Jane in the play "Deadwood Dick." I scored a much lesser role as the drunken leader of the lynch mob in that play. Even though I was a relative nobody and rock bottom academically of the nerd class (nerds are generally regarded as the top 10 percent academically), she treated everyone in that play like co-stars. We were all in the same after play parties and she was the life of them all.

West Fargo and Broadway should never forget her.

David Staples

Greensburg, Penn.