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Eugene Walz <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 21 Nov 2000 15:43:04 -0600
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Just in the last couple of years a Hollywood actress has sued a network,
program and/or producer for dismissing her from a series because she was
pregnant. I do not remember any of the names or details, but newspaper
research should turn up something. This is probably as important as actual
pregnant women on movie or tv screens since dismissals were likely common
before the current age of (often quite legitimate) litigation. Likewise,
stories and rumours about Hollywood actresses having abortions in order to
keep acting roles have circulated for decades.

In La nuit americain/Day for Night an actress (played by Alexandra Stewart)
shows up pregnant for a bathing suit scene, causing an disruption. Called
back later, she is far more obviously expecting.

Gene Walz
U of MB

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