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This edition: Performance (Winter 1986) Extended

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 1986.

The panel of performers - Vondie Curtis-Hall (Raisin In The Sun), Ossie Davis (I'm Not Rappaport), Swoosie Kurtz (The House of Blue Leaves), Jean Stapleton (Arsenic and Old Lace), and Loretta Swit (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) - discuss how they got started in the business, Stapleton's experience working at the Stage Door Canteen and attending the American Theatre Wing school, how dance training contributes to overall performance, working with agents and experiences with typecasting, and balancing a film and television career with stage work.

Guest List

Vondie Curtis-Hall Actor

Ossie Davis Actor, Director, Writer

Swoosie Kurtz Actress

Jean Stapleton Actress

Loretta Swit Actress