An interview: She never retired!

When an interview with Fay Marbe has to be squeezed in between the classes she teaches, appointments with her students, ballet lessons, and working in her branch church's Reading Room, you wonder if she's the right person to interview about the retirement years. She never retired!

Beginning in the 1920's as a film and stage star, and continuing to the present, Miss Marbe has entertained audiences from New York to London—including the Queen in a command performance. Scrapbooks of theatrical news clippings, documenting her adventures, read like a gallery of stars, from Enrico Caruso, who first encouraged her in theater, to Winston Churchill, a fellow student in a public-speaking course with Dame May Whitty.

Sharing a lifelong theatrical knowledge with others, Miss Marbe now teaches and lectures on acting and public speaking in Connecticut where she makes her home.

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The continuing adventure
August 28, 1978

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