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August 24, 1964

The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 4

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(Dorothy KOfaDea-t guest columalst today to m of Broadway favorite actresses. Mildred Natwick.) By MILDRED NATWICK I NEW YORK. r-1 have been asked to writr about tome of my experiences and about some of the things that have happened to me since I began playing the simply lovely role ofVMn. Banks, the harried and misinterpreted mother-in-law in Neil Simon's big comedy hit, "Barefoot in the Part Many nice things hive Happened, out one that occur- i most recently has me in uandary. It's a nroblem that hu become moat Derlxin a I'm afraid someone with only the beit of intentions I am sure hasplaced my name in nommaUonfor the "Mother-in-law, of the Ifear" award and I shall be very embarrassed if I am chosen. You tee, I've never been married! . Of course, I am very flattered that people have taken time to write or to stop me on the street with their kind comments about mv Derformanca Rut "Mother-in-Law of the Year!" Now, reallyl For a tingle woman! The problem began very innocently a few weeks ago as I was leaving , the theatre. A rather nice young couple stopped me and began saying how much they liked the show. I thanked them as best I couid, but It always teems to me that one doesn't say enough.. You see. an actor or an actress (despite what some of them av) always .welcomes genuine enthusiasm' from a theatregoer who compliments hit or ber per formance. . l . . Anyway, at we began shak ing hands goodbye, the man said I should be awarded a prize for playing the mother-in-law so believably, and he, was personally going to do tome- thing about it 1 thanked them again for the 200th time, 1 think got into my cab and felt very good about the little con versation. Not too long thereafter, I re ceived a letter from the Mm- west from a man I assume it in charge of things, saying he was happy to anounce that my name had been submitted along with those of other women through out the country for the award of "Mother-in-Law" of the Year" know it's absurd. I couldnt possibly win. Yet the possibility is there, nonetheless. Should I write and, tell bun I'm not. nor have 1 ever been married? Whenever I read or bear an actor or actors taking the theatregoing public to task for one ridiculous reason er other, I find myself in complete disagreement. I have had nothing but the nicest experiences with the public Peoolt have slopped me on the street and have commented on my performance) and aaid that I reminded them of their mothers and mothers-in-law. Most of them are very compli mentary. I aay most because I would be kidding no one if 1 were to say ell comments about mjthers-in-law were compli mentary. The.- have been unflattering comment made about moth ers-in-law that I would rather not men lion. I wonder if people mean all those terrible things they say. If tfiey are true, then Neil Simon, the author of "Barefoot in the Park;" deserves a medal. For really, in all fairness, credit for the sympathetic and charm ing-role of Mrs, Bank i due him, it is mora tnan a part, it is wonderful character study of a" warm - and personable woman who trie her darndest not to be a meddling mother. That she succeed to admir ably Is proof enough that Neil Simon's i mother-in-law hat 'a very special place in hi 'heart 1 think that Broadway audience win b,' in for another treat next Spring -when both Neil Simon and Mike Kicboto collaborate again on a new comedy titled "The ' Old Couple." ..Come to think of K, yon don't suppose it's about two nice mothers-in-law do you? (Copyright, 1964) QUESTION: Religion it so widely discussed now that it appears we are in a period of revival. In light of this, what, m your opinion, will the future bold for the church -LSE. ANSWER: It to almost Impossible to u what even the immediate future may' hold. It to true tha( more peopl are .concerned -with religion than at any thimt in our history. We cannot forget that Jesus never did predict that the church would convert the world. In fact, if the church remains true to its mist loo, it will always be exposed to opposition and resistance, i - Jesus said: "In the world ye shall have tribulation," and again He said: "A disciple is not above Ms teacher, nor a servant . above his Lord. . If they have called the master of the house Beelsebub, bow much more shaH they caltl SEIZE RECORD SUM . ; WASHINGTON (AP) A rec-1 erd S7.2M.t0i In counterfeit currency was seised during the fiscal year which ended June M. chief James J. Rowley of the United States teem service reported Sunday. The secret service uncovered 44 counterfeit plants and arrested TIT persons during the year. 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