CHILD ACTORS ...

CHILD ACTORS ...

"My sister Dorothy and I were lucky. We never lived in just one place or went to school like other children we knew. We were child actors. We belonged to traveling theatrical companies that performed plays in small towns and big cities. While most children our age were sleeping soundly in their beds at home, we were jouncing along on milk trains in the small hours of the morning, moving on to some distant city. ................................................................... One morning I woke up and I realized that here we were - all together at last. We had the house I had dreamed about years before as a small traveling player. We were warm. We could afford good foods, lots of books, and nice clothes. Mother didn't had to worry one bit about money anymore. Everything we had wanted as children now was ours. It was like a fairy tale: "And they lived happily ever after." We wondered if we would. (Miss Lillian Gish) (An Actor's Life for Me! - As Told to Selma G. Lanes - Lillian Gish)


















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