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OUGHT AN ACTOR MARRY? WILLIAM HODGE
WRITES "YES" IN BIG LETTERS
By William Hodge,
Star of "The Man From Home" and
"The Road to Happiness."
"Shall the actor marry?"
You might as well ask: "Shall a
For the first requisite of good citi
zenship is the founding of a family
and a home.
The idea that the actor who is
married will not appeal to the mati-
nee audiences is all "rot."
Joe Jefferson was married; Edwin
Booth was married, and the actor
whose personality is supposed espe
cially to appeal to the matinee girl,
Robert Edeson, has been married
The actor who is married and is
the father of children is the better
actor. He has known love in its
highest and best sense and he real
izes the responsibility that love en
tails. There is only detriment to the
actor as a married man, and that is
that he cannot always be with his
wife and family. Butin this particu
lar his lot is shared ' by explorers,
naval officers and the vast army of
But for fifteen weeks in the year he
can give up his work and devote.him
self entirely to his family and play.
He can partly make up for the long
The time has gone by when we
think the actor is sui generis. He is
just human just a man and a talent
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and slice in thin slices. Put in granite
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light brown sugar until all is used.
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for acting (which, by the way, is born
more or less in all' humanity) raised
to its highest level. He will be better
for the counsel and sympathy of a
good woman and the love and faith
of children. , '
Yes, I certainly a:dvise every actor
to marry early but-not often!
.. FINISHING UP
"Haven'tyou .got that new dress
"Nearly. I shalljpnly have to have
one more talk about it."
v "I should think you would get tired
of talking with that dressmaker."
"Oh, I'mlthrough .with her; I'm all
ready to consult; the- police now!"
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