Museum director Gretchen Worden and actress Mary Louise Parker on this edition of Fresh Air
. Gretchen Worden is the director of the Mutter Museum. She's just put together a book of photographs of and from the museum's collection of human oddities and outdated medical models. The Mutter Museum is in Philadelphia, PA. It is one of the last medical museums from the nineteenth century. It originated with the collection of Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter who gathered unique specimens for teaching purposes. Mary Louise Parker's stars in two films in theaters now: Pipe Dream
and Red Dragon
. She's part of the The West Wing
cast on TV. She starred in the Broadway hit Proof
, for which she received the 2001 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Her film credits include Fried Green Tomatoes
, Grand Canyon
and The Client
. (Broadcast Date: November 5, 2002)
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