(1937-38) Radio: Regular cast member (as herself) on "The George Jessel
Show". Married to Jessel at the time, she was added to the show, which debuted in 1934, to bolster its sagging ratings. Ratings continued to slide, however, and the show was canceled at the end of the season--and with it Talmadge's hope of reviving her ...
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[on the type of roles she would like to play] Women who have some definite meaning in their lives... fire in their souls and true, wholesome romance in their hearts... not the last word in nobility, nor steeped in scarlet sins, but good enough to be real.
At age 13, Norma was given a letter of introduction to Harry Mayo, casting director at the Vitagraph Studio in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, where she then lived. After three weeks with no word she returned to the studio, where she was noticed by Beta Brueill, the studio's scenario head, who admired her beauty and had her placed in her first film, "The Household Pest.".