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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 2 May 1997 13:08:15 +0100
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>        It was *One Life to Live* in which Ellen Holly appeared, playing
>the character Carla Benari (or Benardi), a black woman attempting to "pass"
>as an Italian American.
>                               William Lafferty
        Thank you William, Rod, and Beretta, for providing info, on Ellen
Holly.  I was able to locate an address with a New York agency, but I
wonder if that is current.  I was hoping to find a home address, actually.
        Anyway, I am trying to find out if she ever auditioned for the part
of Sarah Jane in *Imitation of Life.*  Holly wrote a very interesting
letter to the NYT in 1968 lamenting the fact that she could not find work
in Hollywood because she was too light skinned.  *Imitation of Life* jumps
to mind, immediately, considering that she made her first film in 1959.
        Gloria Monti
gloria monti
american studies, yale university
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