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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 14 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Mar. 8, 1974 Jean Believes Strongly in Becoming Totally Involved By William Glover NEW YORK (AP) "I don't really plan" Jean Simmons was explaining her new career transition "but I do have to function." V i a circumstances she termed "very the screen veteran is making her debut in musical comedy. "When I got here for re- hearsals 1 was a basket her confession runs, "but they've been breaking me in very carefully." Performing before live audi- ences on a year-long national tour couldn't be worse, could it, than such traumatic film escapades as swimming in shark-rich Fiji seas, surviving a ride on a hostile camel or getting an evangelic scorch? "I don't know we'll find Miss Simmons says of her key billing in the road in- carnation of "A Little Night a Broadway prize winner. Margaret Hamilton and George Lee Andrews have other leading roles. The tour opened in Philadelphia. Theater Refuge The diminutive actress, de- scribed in ornate publicity as "a film star in the best sense of the is the, latest in the parade of Hollywood lead- ing ladies no longer in con- Greer Garssn's Home Burglarized DALLAS (AP) Movie star Greer Garson and Mrs. L. Storey Stemmons lost jewelry and silver and gold pieces worth more than when their homes were burglarized last week, police reported. Mrs. Stemmons, wife of a real estate developer and financier, reported the loss of 11 pieces of diamond jewelry including a 78- caratring. Miss Garson, the wife oil- man-cattleman E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson, reported similar losses including silver and gold pieces.. The Fogelsons occupy a pent- house atop the fashionable Tur- tle Creek apartment house in which the Stemmonses also re- side. nJanice Jennifer I efreshing, Exciting I 'The French Quarter lower level of Charlie's Pizzeria with separate rear entrance '2739 6th St. SW Ramble on in slant casting demand to seek refuge in the theater. "1 never had time to find out what I'd be like on says .Miss Simmons, who just turned 45. "There aren't too many good scripts for films now, though. "1 didn't work for about three years and my husband, who is very smart, realized something wrong. He sug- gested I take some Spouse Richard Brooks is a director with whom Miss Sim- mons made several films. T r a c y her 17-year-old daughter by previous mar- riage to Stewart Granger, went off recently to school in England. Still at home is Kate, 12, an avid writer and poten- tial Olga Korbut on the paral- lel bars. "She must get the mother believes, "from my father who was a gymnas- tic teacher." W i t h maternal demands somewhat abated, Miss Sim- mons started dramatic classes with David Craig a year ago. "It's very difficult to ex- plain what he does he gets actors ready for auditions. He gives one confidence, because I'm not stage-oriented. My training is wilh the camera and absolute silence." Another student told her about voice teacher George Griffin. "I didn't know about it, but Griffin wrote a letter later to Hal Prince that he thought I could do a stage show." The producer invited her to come from her Los Angeles home for a few sessions with Mm and Stephen Sondheim, composer of "A Little Night "They asked me-if I'd like to do the show and I said, 'Yes, please'." She makes it all seem so simple. Singing Voice Miss Simmons has difficulty describing her singing voice "I went in with a soprano when I started and he stretched it at both ends. OASIS SUPPER CLUB Under New Management Jim H of land and Tom Tebockhorst Serving Complete Dinner.Menu Salad Bar Friday Saturday LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday J.R.J. Webster, Iowa on Hwy. 149 S. of II. English' RESTAURANT A Little Bit of Old Mexico In Downtown Cedar Rapids featuring A FULL MEXICAN AMERICAN MENU Mexican Beer Cocktails OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK family owned and operated MARION FRI DAY! and SATURDAY SESSIONS) ADULJ: QVER) Rates Sco'uts; "1 don't know my range. 1 never look at the piano. He just says, 'Keep going, keep going, just think of the char- acter, don't think about sound- ing pretty any song'." When she was 16, a recent recruit to films from dancing school, Jean chirped a tune on screen, and was called upon to warble in ''Guys and Twenty-nine years later, after the audition with Prince, she took part in a Hollywood Bowl Concert, recovering from a sudden moment of blackout fright to complete a solo followed by a comic duet with Roddy Mcfaowall. "I don't listen to tapes of my voice and 1 could never look at film rushes she asserts. "That sort of thing is very destructive for me. I can't look at a picture until 10 years later." Autumnal Actress In her current portrayal, she is determined "to do what Hal wants." She plays an au- tumnal actress trying to re- kindle romance with her springtime love .who married another. Despite a fragile appear-' ance and a conversational de- livery that rarely rises above a whisper, Miss Simmons doesn't anticipate difficulties with the rigors of travel. "Oh, I'm pretty strong and I can get she com- ments with a delicate smile. "Also, the tour isn't one of those hit-run things, but quite leisurely." When the produc- tion reaches Los Angeles in June there will be, for exam- ple, an eight-week stand. As evidence of essential du- rability, Miss Simmons cites risks and mishaps encoun- tered while making pictures. "It's she reflects, "what you find yourself doing because it's a movie and you are getting paid. Sometimes it's marvelous." Assortment of Roles Twice nominated for an Oscar, the actress has por- trayed a formidable assort- ment of roles. They include Ophelia, a slave in ancient Greece, and the queen of Eng- land. Once she doubled for Vivien Leigh. Her retrospec- tive favorites are "Great Ex- which made her an international star; "Guys and "Elmer and "All the Way which was the greatest emo- tional drain. "I don't know any English actress who wouldn't give her right arm to play Eliza Doolit- is her answer about nn- at'.ained acting amibition. "It was a great role even before the play became the musical 'My Fail- Lady'." Whatever the part, Miss FRI. SAT. i THE GOOD I1! SSHOW LOUNGE! [113 "A" Ave N.W.I Tonight, Friday MARILYNS TONY Saturday DON MILLER Trio Eyy's Upstairs Lounge 3rd Ave. S.E. Above Cartwrighf's Fri. Mar. Coming Sat. Rock V Roll Boogie Band 1910Fruitgum Company NOW SERVING CHOICE PRIME RIB OF BEEF (JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER] 310 THIRD AVENUE SE, DOWNTOWN TELEPHONE 362-8679 AND A Yes, Full 24 oz. 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"We will find out." she says, set- ting out on a year-long na- tional tour of Hie Broadway hit "A Little Night Wirepholo Simmons believes strongly in becoming totally involved. "The camera can see if you're not and the emotion has to be in the says the star whose hazel optics have frequently been noted as one of her chief expressive assets. ''You can't really fake it. I still think it's the same tech- nique on stage, too. It has to be. People aren't going to see the eyes as in a closeup, but you've got to -get the feeling there. At least, I hope so." 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