Angela Lansbury

When I first came to New York City from England in 1940, I was 15. With the help of the American Theatre Wing, I got a scholarship to attend the [now closed] Feagin School of Dramatic Art. I graduated in 1942 and did the round of the NY agents. But as luck would have, I got my first chance as an actress in motion pictures. I had to wait until 1957, when I auditioned for Peter Glanville for a role in Hotel Paradiso, with Bert Lahr, to get my Equity card. My dream was realized, I was on Broadway at last!