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Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon is an actress, singer, songwriter and the wife of playwright David Mamet. In the mid and late 1980s she was the main element of the folk/pop band Ruby Blue, but after meeting David while acting in his play Speed the Plow, became his wife in 1991. She left Ruby Blue, which sank into obscurity, and concentrated on her acting career, starring in Mamet's plays and films - first the film Homicide, then in the play Oleanna, a part written for her. Returning to music in 1994, she released the solo album The Raven, followed by New York Girls' Club. A further album, The Four Marys, a collection of traditional celtic folk songs, followed in 1998.