Selection of prize-winning actress pleases author

By JACK PALMER Staff Writer Published:

A high-profile actress with four Academy Award nominations has verbally agreed to play the role of Evelyn Ryan in the upcoming film, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. According to Variety magazine, Julianne Moore will star in the lead role, playing the late Defiance woman who rescued her family from debt in the 1950s and early 1960s by composing ad jingles and winning national contests sponsored by consumer products companies.