AS "THE LUNTS," they have appeared on one Hallmark Hall of Fame production, "The Magnificent Yankee." Both received Emmys for their performance. They watched the Emmycast from their Wisconsin farm with interest.
"We wanted to win for George's sake," said Miss Fontanne (George is George Schaefer, producer-director of "Hallmark"). "Because we were theatre people, and not TV folk, we didn't comprehend the significance of the Emmy. We couldn't understand why the Hallmark people wanted us to win so badly. Actually neither Alfred nor I ever worked with the goal of an award in mind. My award comes when Alfred turns to me and says. 'Lynnie, you did that scene darn well.'"