Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 96
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 96

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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Miguel Gomez Cont. from 19s special performance for Papp. and the production was soon in residence at his downtown headquarters, the Public Theater. When a snafu developed on another play for the Beaumont. Papp turned to "Short Eyes" to solve that schedule emergency. So much sudden attention seems to have had only superficial effect on Pinero, still deeply concerned wi{h life's squalid underside. "Yeh. I'm writing two one-act plays." he reports current creativity. "I want to make a study of street = hustling. Hustling, surviving in the street any way you can. male or female." It began for him at eight when his father disappeared, and Adeline Gomez Pinero was left homeless with her brood. Later there was a stepfather and^a total of six sisters, three brothers. The f i r s t r o y a l t i e s he earned from "Short Eyes" paid for his mother's funeral. "She was alive taknow I was in theater and working toward certain goals." The next fee he gave to a sister. Pinero has many things not yet ready to be said. His eyes are sad. Esther Rolle Cont. from 18s ed she should be acting instead of writing. She promptly switched to dramatic classes and later became one of the original members of the Negro Ensemble theater company in New York. "I was raising hell on Broadway in 'Don't Play Us Cheap' with my $140 take home pay when I was asked to try out for 'Maude,' " she said. "To me being on Broadway was as big as you can go. I didn't want to come out here and "be a Hollywood maid. I savored my position as an actress in a leading role on Broadway. "I'd never looked at TV. I had never considered myself f i l m m a t e r i a l . B u t t h e screen test sounded so glamorous it was my chance to find out what it was like." Miss Rolle recently was invited back to Broadway to present an award on the Tony telecast and perform a scene from "Don't Play Us Cheap." All of the performers assembled for "Maude" were stage-trained -- Beatrice Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau and Miss Rolle. "When the f i r s t show came on we all went to Bea's house to watch," Miss Rolle said. "I don't think any of us could have stood to watch it with outsiders." Question Box Q. -- In the movie "Come September," with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida, which was on TV recently, wasn't it Henry Kissinger playing the part of the conductor on the train at the end of the movie? - S.K., White Plains, N.Y. A. -- I admit Mr. Kissinger gets around, but he has yet to add movie acting to his list of activities.- . . . . . . '20s CHARLESTON, W. VA. ERNIE SAUNDERS "the voice of sports" broadcasts doily on television for Capital Builders. frnie Saundsrs Says: "THROW AWAY YOUR PAINT BRUSH' ^*V'.'' ,, S ^ i ff *. ' Capital Builders will completely install vinyl coated aluminum siding on your home covering window facer's, window sills, all at one, low, spring special price. Vinyl Coaled Aluminum Siding 99 CALL. . . FOR FREE ESTIMATES 344-8088 Out-of-town, call collect. Phone answers 24 hours. COMPLETELY INSTALLED I Write: Capital Builders 517 Elizabeth Street Charleston, \A-.Va.2531 1 NAME CAPITAL BUILDERS 517 ELIZABETH STREET CHARLESTON, W. VA. 25311 ; GTY ST/tfE'. ZIP PHONE 5/19/Gaz,

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