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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press saturday october 17, 1970 Index sports Calendar. Page 1 weekly listings pages 1 to 8 radio programs Page 4 this week s movies. Page 7 Pigeon Sisters at same address Carol. Horn to Roost on Odd corp be. New York the Pigeon Sisters those charming Glish girls that Felix and Oscar Are forever trying to make it with in the Odd couple have been living at that same address Ever since the Neil Simon comedy opened on Broadway some six years ago. They have successfully or. Simon s comedies still hang on to some old traditions resisted the advances of Walter Matthau Art Carney Jack Lemmon a Parade of leading men who took Over the on Broadway and now in the to version Jack Klug Man and Tony Randall. Being a Pigeon can be a Way of life As Long As the pay is Good. I never really wanted to make a career of playing a Pigeon says Carole Shelley the redhead Gwendo Lyn. For those with Only Black and but i was t about to Jet anybody else have my apparently they do not Send out for the same two girls every time the Odd couple switches Media. Hollywood starlets with fake English accents were clogging up the producer s office when the film version was being pre pared until Jack Lemmon asked Why nobody used the two girls from Broadway. Since the Pigeon Sisters were set to be Semi regulars in the to series Paramount naturally looked to its own Talent roster to fill the parts. At least for Monica Evans who plays Cecily it was a relatively simple matter to fight for her old role since she now live. In Hollywood. But Back in new York Carole Shelley had to Gamble on More than a five mile car ride to see to it that nobody else became Gwendolyn. I was t asked to audition so there was no free ticket or hotel reservation sent to me. For a while i thought it might be a mistake since i am a new York actress and All that recalls Carole a native of London who became a new yorker when Neil Simon came to England looking for a Gwendolyn and a Cecily for his play. Arriving on the scene and looking Over the Bevy of shapely starlets out to land her part Carole reports that she glanced at her slight figure in a dressing room Mirror and said to herself quite candidly As one can do in private Well what do they want out Here or Talent it turned out they preferred Talent and she and Monica were reunited As the Pigeon Sisters. We re a few years older but then again Jack and Tony have played their roles before so we re All explained Carole who even appeared on Broadway with Klugman when he replaced Matthau. If the show does t make it and As funny As the first few outings have been it s up against stiff Competition Carole won t be even on her air fare and hotel investment we re Only in five episodes of the first 13 and i Don t know How Many More if the option is picked up. But if it runs i think my investment will pay i asked her whether her own husband is a Felix neat or an Oscar in the show i am generally paired off with Sloppy Jack Klugman and i guess in real life i would t want it any other Way. My husband a _ former Navy Man was extremely neat when i married him. He even used to fold his underwear a very shipshape Way before putting it in the Dresser. But i believe i be changed him her Early the Odd couple episodes already filmed Carole is about to go into rehearsal for a Broadway revival of Noel Coward s Hay fever

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