Theater community mourns Virginia Samford Donovan

BIRMINGHAM (WBRC) - Birmingham's Theater Community is mourning the loss of one of its most ardent supporters.

Virginia Samford Donovan died at the age of 90 Tuesday. Donovan was the driving force behind purchasing and renovating the old Town and Gown Theatre off Highland Avenue.

When the theater reopened in 2002, it was named in her honor as the Virginia Samford Theatre, and has grown to be a thriving stage.

A memorial will be held in Donovan's honor at the theater Saturday at 12:30.

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