Behind the Scenes

Gets Stage Offer


Sunday Morning, July 9, 1950

 By Alice Pardoe West 

Robert Walker is anxious to do a stage play between pictures and has been offered the lead in “She Sits Smiling”. He recently played in “Glass Menagerie” in Phoenix, Ariz., and it stirred up the old desire.


He just finished making the picture, “ Vengenance Valley” with Burt Lancaster, at Canyon City, Colo., and took his two sons, Bobby and Michael, on location with him. He is now working on “Three Guys Named Mike.”


“Every actor should have an opportunity to play before a live audience,” he told me. “It’s stimulating to him and gives him something he can’t possibly get any other way. That’s why I hope the Beverly Hills theatre that Gregory Peck is trying so hard to get started goes through. There’s no reason why we can’t have a great success of a legitimate theatre on the west coast, as so many of the actors are here, and it is much more convenient than to have to go to New York to do a stage play every time.”


Most of the actors of Hollywood are anxious to have this setup get through -- while others would rather make the trek to New York, as there is only one Broadway.


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