Bette Davis ‘visits’ Answers for Actors

April 17, 2011 at 8:01 am | Posted in acting, actors, entertainment | Leave a comment
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“You’ve got to love the actual sweat more than the lights and the glamor…”

Bette Davis

If you call yourself an actor and don’t know or recall viewing the talents of Bette Davis; I call shame upon you. Just as I did with my NYU acting students who didn’t know of Richard Burton, Bob Fosse, Arthur Laurents and many other legends of entertainment [The Failure of Success – Will You Be Remembered?] .

For those who have seen and appreciate Bette Davis’ work I offer you her candor below on the business in an interview from the 1970s. For those ‘actors’ who only know of the name of Bette Davis by way of a raspy, Kim Carnes retro 80s download stop ignoring those who came before you. Don’t be ignorant. (“But you are, Blanche! You are…”)

FREE ACTING SEMINAR in the NY/NJ Area: Join me (casting director Paul Russell if ya need reminding) and a former NYC theatrical agent on Saturday, April 30th, 10:45 – 11:45 AM at Rutgers Day on the Rutgers Campus (Vorhees Mall) in New Brunswick, NJ for a free acting career seminar. We’ll answer questions and offer free evaluations of pictures, resumes and other marketing materials. Plus I’ll be signing copies of ACTING: Make It Your Business.

Paul Russell’s career as a casting director, director, acting teacher and former actor has spanned nearly thirty years. He has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, and Broadway. Paul has taught the business of acting and audition technique at NYU and has spoken at universities including Yale, Temple and the University of the Arts. He writes a column for Back Stage and is the author of ACTING: Make It Your Business – How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor. For more information, please visit www.PaulRussell.net.

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