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This edition: Estelle Parsons, actress/director

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 16, 2006.

Accomplished actress Estelle Parsons discusses her long and multi-faceted career as an actress, from being the first woman to read the news on the “Today Show,” to her film career highlighted by her 1968 Oscar for Bonnie & Clyde, to her working acting and directing in the theatre, where she considers her home to be. Parsons insists on the importance of teaching the classics and dramatic literature. She also argues with intensity that the theatre is the only admirable venue for serious actors.

Guest List

Estelle Parsons Actress

Linda Winer Critic, Newsday