Land's End. Drama. Written by Thomas Job
. Based on the novel by Mary Ellen Chase. Music by Paul Bowles
. Directed by Robert Lewis
. Playhouse Theatre: 11 Dec 1946- 14 Dec 1946 (5 performances). Cast: Mabel Acker, Frieda Altman (as "Miss Penrose"), Xenia Bank, Jay Barney, Shirley Booth
(as "Susan Pengilly"), Sydney Boyd, Clement
2 Print Biographies |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Did You Know?
Acting is a way to overcome your own inhibitions and shyness. The writer creates a strong, confident personality, and that's what you become - unfortunately, only for the moment.
Her father, Albert J. Ford, was a "martinet," a salesman for I.B.M. Corporation, and was a stern taskmaster. She was closer to her mother, Virginia Wright Ford. Her parents separated when Shirley was in her teens, and her mother died in 1933. Her father remarried and lived his life out in Brooklyn. When Shirley decided to act for a living, her father forbade her to use the family name, thereby ...