Acted in the play "Dutchman" by Leroi Jones in Los Angeles.
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Sherree Bessire | Shereë North
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[on John Wayne and "The Shootist" after turning down "The Green Berets") What is this going o 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 of his. He would never lose conduct. Whenever I wanted to find ...
North took over for Shirley Knight in the Los Angeles production of "Dutchman," which coincided with the Watts riots of that year. The production was controversial and was blamed for inciting unrest. The play was picketed, ads were blocked from the newspapers, and North's car was set on fire. despite that, the production ran a year.