Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MARQUIS HOTEL HANNIGAN'S 328-4038 FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1970 -^- - LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 18 TO FRIDAY, APRIL 24 HI DIDDLE DAY - Here are some of the zany friends who will be appearing weekly on a half-hour children's color series Hr Diddle Day Saturday et 1 p.m. on channel 7c The puppet master is Noreen Young. Award-Winnin Puppetry Series The unique puppetry of No-[ reen Young lias been known and enjoyed by Ottawans for a number of years. Noreen's talents will be exhibited to the rest of the nation when the Ohio Award-winning children's series Hi Diddle Day begins a 26-week run in color on the CBC-TV network Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. over Channel 7. � The series locale is Crab-grass, a mythical Canadian community. Mrs. Diddle, the mayoress of Crabgrass, has a remodelled Victoria* house in which live a number of zany characters. These puppets create family situations that are part of a child's everyday life. Entertaining films and guests are included in each show. Noreen Young was born in Ottawa. Puppets entered her life while she was in public school. Noreen's puppets (which she calls "the rubber people"), have been appearing on CBC television in Ottawa since 1960. On Feb. 19 of this year Hi Piddle I>ay won an Ohio State Award. The program had been entered in the Performing Arts and Humanities category. The citation read: "A delightful, clever, engaging and. imaginative children's program. Broadcasters would do well to evaluate the standards set by this delightful half-hour when dealing with a youthful audience. Too Well Done A man-made storm created for the Guns of Navarone had all the fury of a real one. It left Gregory Peck with a gas* ed forehead, David Niven with a twisted back, Anthony Quinn with a sacroiliac injury and it almost drowned James Darren, HOLLYWOOD - Barbara Anderson talked about the moments in her life that made, a difference "I did a Tennessee Williams play when I was 16," she said. "I knew rd be an actress. There was no doubt in my mind. The director and another actor asked me what my plans were. I considered this an odd question. I said I wanted to be an actress. They laughed at me. They thought it would be too difficult and I'd give up." Barbara got the same reaction from a college drama instructor in her junior year. "Oh, Barbara," he said, "you'll never be an actress. You'll go through school, marry and have children." "I told him he was wrong," said Barbara. "I left at the end of my junior year. I couldn't: take that negative attitude." . Barbara Anderson not only became an actress, but also an Emmy winner in the first year of her first series, Ironside, in which she portrays Policewoman Eve Whitfield, on the NBC Television Network. She was nominated for an Emmy again in her second year. "Ray (Raymond Burr) made an off-the-cuff remark that first season that he may not remember but that I'll never forget," said Barbara. "I was having trouble with a director. Ray took me aside and said, 'By the time you get out of this series you will have worked with enough directors and actors that nothing will throw you any more.' He doesn't know, how right he was. Since then I've made it a point to be aware of what throws me and bow to overcome it. Ray'r remark came at a crucial moment for me. Barbara came to Hollywood five years ago. She still has the clipping that gave her courage to persevere. "I was literally starving," she said. "A hamburger was a big thing. I was doing a play, Now Darkness, in a dumpty theatre. Just before going to bed one night I was reading a review of various plays. The writer went on to say how bad the plays were. He tore ours apart. I didn't want to continue reading and was about to turn the light off when I saw my name. The reviewer gave me three paragraphs. As I read, I started trembling." Tol d By BARBARA AhfDERSON . . kindly words at crucial moment Barbara quoted from memory. The reviewer wrote: "Barbara Anderson has indeed the equipment to be a fine actress - one of the best of our time. But what will happen is an agent will discover her, she will be placed under contract to a studio, she will disappear and it will be our loss indeed." "I never forgot those words, said Barbara. "I had just turned 21. I had been working since 16. I had done 45 plays before coming to Los Angeles. I carried the clipping around for a long time. I have it at home now and I still look at it once t* in a while. It was very necessary for me." It took two years for Barbara to be discovered and placed under contract to Universal. But she's not worried about chs appearing. "You can be a good actress in any medium, not just the stage," she said. Barbara has no doubts as to which is more important-determination or talent "A person who has tenacity will make it, even if he isi" the most talented in the world she said. Barbara Anderson has proved she has both. tt m DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th Street N. Phone 328-4441 LAWN MOWER *0 INS* Extra saving, are your.. right now at Hoyt'. as we pry the lid off on another season - �o come in and save while stock is complete. Terms available! GENERAL ELECTRIC DELUXE 18 INCH Top of the line with folaaway chrome swing-over handle with pivot lock, push button stop and start, wheel height adjusters on 7-inch whitewall wheels - 1 year parts and labor guarantee. 74 35 CLcCTKIV* Regular 89.95. 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