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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - May 31, 1942, Oakland, California in y i o H e n i e n D f i c 11 o n SUNDAY, MAY 'Playsuit Girl' Wants Three Children The fate which brought Beth Drake three sisters and six brothers did her a favor. With all that competition, Beth knew she'd have to be outstanding to attract at- tention. She finally attracted Hollywood. When she was stiii in Hyde Park high schoo! in Chicago still Doris Simpson, Beth made her first public ap- Beth Drake Is a Tenth of One Man's Family pearances with three singing sisters. Where she had been one in 10 she was now one in four. That wasn't good enough for Beth, who worked hard at vocal lessons and beceme NBC soloist. In spare firne she posed as "Chicago's Playsuit Giri" and the only one of the Simpsons who could be remembered. The squad of brothers encouraged her to be athletic. Her resulting prowess in basketball and volleyball did a lot for a figure which had already decided that a straight line was the least interesting distance between any points. Beth's outdoorsy qualities interested her future hus- band, Max Marek, Chicago Solden Gloves champion. got her first film part in "Yankee Doodb she has two more ambitions. One is to be a great actress. The other is to have three children Beth's darned if she wants a daughter hers to all the competition she's had. I ;