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,I Frances had always liked to act, but she didn't know anything about motion pictures Until a short time | ago. As a gi'rl, she thought she want-1 ed to bo a star of the stage. A friend of hers told her that Fox was get-' ( ting ready to shoot a college pic- lure. , Tj-««,-.r ,, , , -C, Frances was a college girl. For two years she had been a co-ed on tho University of Chicago campus. A very popular co-ed, too. She decided decided that she could put tho college spirit into the college play and went over to the lot. But when she arrived she discovered discovered -that none of the other girls -knew, 'any college yells. They weren't • claiming sorority sisters from here, there and eevrywhere by the Greek emblems on their dresses. College was just another "set." Alost of the movie college girls had never been to high school, . Frances received a small part in the play, "Wortjs and Music." She wanted to be in the play so badly that she just knew she would be placed in the cast. Ever since she was a child, Frances Frances had the habit of getting what she wanted, and. she did not seem to be boasting when she said so. She had wanted to be vice president president of her class in high school and she received the highest number votes. She wanted to play the lead in the senior play and it came her €,vaiy. She wanted to appear in class \sJiows at the University of Chicago. And she did. She wants to be a star in her own right some day, through her own ability. Her "never-say-die"] attitude already has carried her far toward outstanding success. "I am sort of a fatalist Inasmuch as I believe that everything which happens to us is for the best," the 1 slim, starry-eyed actress says. "I have had any number of disappoint **w » +J |<I*L* f*|* jr J| III11IJC71 ^L II [£}(-! If IJU 111 f nients during my life und they ln .| variably turned out to be the best things for me. I hod just such an experience right here in pictures only a short time ago. "The day after Paramount signed me to a six weeks' contract to play a bit in 'Follow Thru," I was offered, offered, a good -part in a picture at Fox. That was the lirst good role 1 had ever been ottered and I really was all broken up over it for a couple of days. But everything' turned turned out for the best." For she just atayed right on the ladder and pretty soon Maurice Chevalier reached down a hand amli Wurted to help her climb nearer the! Tomorrow: Frances' early life in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Washington, Washington, I). C., and Chicago. According to statistics of the liited States Bureau of Education, out of every 100U children who enter .school, 034 reach the eighth grade, 'AVi enter high school and 130 graduate graduate from high school.

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 19 Aug 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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