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"It wasn't even to watch the whole show," she tells Zap2it. "She would listen to people talk about her daughter."
Her mom didn't push her on the stage but created a routine for Young's debut, at age 5, for a youth jamboree. She sang a Shirley Temple song.
"I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after," Young says. "Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the '70s."
Much as she loved singing, Young wanted to be a physicist. She was shocked when Yale accepted her.
"I thought they were just being polite," she recalls of being accepted into the Ivy League. »
With "Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen's comic look at nostalgia and its limitations, having earned four Oscar nominations last week (including nods for Best Picture, Allen's direction and his original screenplay), it's a good time to take a look back at Allen's 1987 comedy "Radio Days." Another comic take on nostalgia, "Radio Days" is now officially a golden oldie itself, having been released exactly 25 years ago, on January 30, 1987. A fond look, filtered through memory, of a 1940s New York childhood, the radio broadcasts that captivated audiences back then, and the behind-the-scenes gossip about the performers who voiced them, "Radio Days" may be best known today for launching the career of Seth Green -- then a 12-year-old who played the Allen-like narrator as a boy. But there's also a wealth of little-known true stories behind the film, some of them from Allen's own life, some from classic radio lore, and some »
- Gary Susman
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