Howard

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Leslie Howard (1890-1943) was a popular British actor, most noted for the role of Ashley in "Gone with the Wind." As with many actors, Howard started his career by taking work wherever he could find it.

Once he was working with a small repertory theatre company, where he was frequently required to perform in a different show every night and occasionally two different shows in a day. One afternoon, a somewhat frazzled Howard forgot his lines. He froze on stage but no help was forthcoming from the prompt corner.

"What's my line?" he hissed desperately to the prompter.

The equally desperate reply, amidst a frantic shuffling of papers was,

"What's the play?"

-----------------A Final Thought ...

"Acting doesn’t bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it."

- Marguerite Duras (1914–96), French author, filmmaker