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Play About Evolving Relationship Between Jewish Grocer and Negro Boy Wins Award

“A Storm in Summer,” a play about mistrust and hostility between an elderly Jewish grocer and a Negro boy that eventually evolve into mutual understanding and love, was named Sunday night as the best single dramatic program of the 1969-70 television season. It received the appropriate Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences in nationally telecast ceremonies. British star Peter Ustinov, who had assumed a Yiddish accent for the role, won an Emmy, his third, for the best single male performance. The direction by Buzz Kulik was also nominated, but not the script by Rod Serling. The program, produced by M.J. (Bud) Rifkin and Alan Landsburg, was shown February 2 on NBC-TV’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame.”