Appeared in a production of "Irma La Douce".
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Sherree Bessire | Shereë North
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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[on what it was like working with John Wayne
on The Shootist
(1976), after she had turned down a role in Wayne's The Green Berets
(1968)] What is this going to be like? Well, Wayne had been through a lot. I found him to be so open to my way of working. He was completely sweet and vulnerable--unlike every macho story you ever heard about him. When we were rehearsing, he'd hold both my hands in one...
Had ambitions of becoming a ballerina. During World War II, at the age of ten, danced in several USO shows. From her late teens, danced in nightclubs in Santa Monica. Eventually spotted by a talent scout, she ended up on Broadway doing a lively routine in the musical "Hazel Flagg" (1953), consequently winning a Theatre World Award. This directly led to her being cast for the film Living It Up