The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1958 · Page 136
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The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 136

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, June 15, 1958
Page 136
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t i www mw wmmuuummirfr , tpm. mtmmp ' m iiiiii..iiim.f X W.Ma'in- :::zzr;rmn ,., , t s aa v. ' wf f i An up and coming comedian, Danny Kaye appeared in comedy shorts with Returning to the stage after 20 years takes lot's of nerve according to Sally. Sally in tlv.' late 1930 s. She recalls "he really used to break me up." She's making her "debut ' in ' Bemardine," now at Pittsburgh Playhouse. omeback At Craft Avenue By Barbara Cloud Press Staff Writer Often compared to the It Girl'' Clara Bow, Sally Stan-was 14 years old when this photo was taken for her first George White "Scandals." After two seasons in chorus, -he f. -camp dancing teacher. The Pittsburgh Press, Sunday, June 15, I9b8 SALLY STARR is picking up a career from which she retired 20 years ago. It's a career that brought her fame in the 1920s when she appeared in George White's "Scandals" at the tender age of 14. The Pittsburgh dancer eventually found herself in Hollywood with a contract at Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studio. Show business was her life for the next 16 years. "Believe me, it takes a lot of nerve to get up on a stage after being away so long." said the petite Miss Starr, who makes her home at 15200 Fifth Ave. "And, of course, I'm no longer a budding ingenue," she laughed. She's making that initial step back into greasepaint in the current 'production of "Bemardine" at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. It will be at the Craft Avenue Theater throujn June 21. Sarah Kathryn Sturm's success in show business leans toward the Cinderella-type story. She was at the right place at the right time. She had attended Peabody High School only five months when she visited her grandmother Mrs. Emma Imhoff in New York during summer vacation, A friend took her to rehearsals for a Ted Lewis show. She stood in the wings and the music prompted a few steps she had learned from Ruth Fairgrieve's dancing class in East Liberty. An impressed director "caught the act" and from then on her life was changed. She joined the chorus, chaperoned by Grandmother Imhoff on the road tour that followed. Natural talent kept Sally climbing the ladder of success. From the cho-

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