: Played Waitress, Louise in "Top Girls" play by Caryl Churchill (Biltmore Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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Mary-Beth Hurt | Marybeth Hurt
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I think I always was an actress. It was a matter of finding out that acting was a profession. That happened the first time I ever saw a play. It was put on by high school kids who lived in the neighborhood; and I suddenly realized that all those people on television and the movies were actors. Once I knew that,it wasn't a matter of that's what I wanted to be, but that's what I was.
Hurt's New York debut was as Uncle Remus, a 98 year-old Vietnamese man, at a Public Theater production of Michael Weller's rock musical, "More Than You Deserve." There she was seen and recruited by Joseph Papp for his Shakespeare in the Park productions.