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 - The Name's Almost the Same HOLLYWOOD-Almosl as...
The Name's Almost the Same HOLLYWOOD-Almosl as bail «s, or maybe even worse than two actresses turning up in pubIk: with the same dress is two actresses turning up in the public prints with same name. A couple of lovely blonde actresses have had to get used to this sort of thing. Their names aren't really the same, Ixit they're so close as to give ^editors and typesetters n valid for Jean and Jena Engstrom o reason for unintentional inler- changability. They are Jean and Jena Eng- slrom, mother and daughter (in that order). And (he trouble with their names doesn't stop with journalism. Their pay checks sometimes get switched, and the Internal Revenue Service has jiist about given up on them. Jena will be seen on "Roulc 06" on Jan. 19 in a play tided "You Can't Pick Cotton in Tahiti." She plays the role of ft mountain girl who is bamboosled by a city slicker portrayed by actor Richard Baschart. Jean's name is nothing unusual. . Jena's is a made-up name. Jean invented it because, she says, she always wanted to be nnmcd Jena, since that's wliat many people think they hear when she introduces herself, saying "I'm Jean Eng- slrom." But just to add to --or maybe subslract from--the confusion, Jena now announces her name "Jenna," Jean and Jena have appeared separately in a number of shows on the CBS Television Network and once appeared together In en episode of "Rawhide" as mother and daughter. Jean and her daughter look somewhat alike, and could pass for sisters more easily than as mother and daughter. Jena started in theater at University High School in Los Angeles, with coaching from Jean. Jean considered it just a pathway to poise for her daughter. Jean was doing it just for But she loved it so much transferred to Hollywood High School (or the excellent drama department there. Soon she was doing Shakespeare in a citywide dramatic competition, and won first place in. her class the best-actress award. She turned professional shortly afterwards', and her career looks promising.' ; --··--·

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 13 Jan 1963, Sun,
  3. Page 79

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