Alice Ghostley

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Afterwards Alice went to the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she majored in English and drama, but dropped out, to move with her older sister Gladys to New York City.  Gladys got a job as a secretary at Columbia University, while Alice got her first job as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  She studied singing, aiming for a career in that area, but at her 648th audition, as she relates, she was accosted by pianist-composer George Wood.  (George hated his first name and so he was always credited as "G. Wood".)  He persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues where she was spotted by [[Imogene Coca]].
 
Afterwards Alice went to the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she majored in English and drama, but dropped out, to move with her older sister Gladys to New York City.  Gladys got a job as a secretary at Columbia University, while Alice got her first job as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  She studied singing, aiming for a career in that area, but at her 648th audition, as she relates, she was accosted by pianist-composer George Wood.  (George hated his first name and so he was always credited as "G. Wood".)  He persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues where she was spotted by [[Imogene Coca]].
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Alice performed in summer stock in Maryland in a "new musical revue by G Wood" called ''Of Suger And Spice'', Jul 1950
  
 
===Early Career===
 
===Early Career===

Revision as of 16:56, 12 August 2008

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