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I Am A Failure As A Child Actress

I Am A Failure As A Child Actress

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Due to my failure as a Child Fashion Model, because of my shyness and timidity, my mother with her fiery and ougoing personality had the bright idea to put me into Child Acting Classes.

Truthfully, I urged her as well, because I liked the looks of theatres in my picture books, with their costumes, and stories made to come alive.

So around the age of ten, every Saturday morning, I took an hour bus ride into downtown Montreal to take large classes with Pauline Rathbone, the niece of the more famous Sir Basil Rathbone.  Pauline made a big impression upon me.  She was Showbiz Royalty.

"Do you know what the Queen of England does - if a servant drops a tray behind her?  Nothing - absolutely nothing."  I registered this as a lesson in cool poise and iron self-control. My mom would probably have shrieked, more of an American style.

Our first big play was set in China several hundred years ago.  I was disappointed when chosen for a non speaking part as a palace guard. Palace guards too were male, so pretty outfits were out.

Mom died old nylon stockings black, then sliced them into sections to create a Chinese pigtail for me that came to my waist.

Unlike my flop as a Child Model, this was a no brainer for me, as all I had to do was stand on stage, and say absolutely nothing. I had a partner, a fellow guard, so I just copied along with my twin actor.

"Drama Queen!" my mother called me, when I lost my temper rarely or cried overly much at some scene of cruelty to animals in a television show.

But this career was never to be, and I could never feign to be something I was not, and returned my paintings, drawings, and scribblings in my notebooks.




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