Appeared in "The Subject Was Roses" on Broadway.
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I changed agents frequently - I was impatient. With each new agent we'd make the rounds of the casting people. In those days there were 5,000 actors and only a few casting people - the studios all had their own - now it's 100,000 actors and so many hassles. You even have to read and get callbacks on tiny parts these days, which is ridiculous.
Prior to her acting career, she had been a receptionist for notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel
, sitting in a "big plush office" on Sunset Boulevard, getting bored with little to do. In an interview, she added, "But I didn't know it, until he was murdered and I recognized his picture in the paper!". She also noted, "He was just like George Raft
, he had bodyguards--just like in the movies!".