Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Last Words Of A Woman On A Mission

During the tour of Gigi Agnes was interviewed in Saint Louis, what she referred to as her "hometown."  Below is a selection of that interview given on the way to complete her circle in New York where she had begun her career some 46 years earlier.  Agnes knew at this point she was terminally ill but chose to go on one last tour. It says something very important and very wise from a woman who learned the hard way what fame and fortune were all about. 

"The older I grow, the more I realize that the trivialities that used to frustrate one when you were younger...they don't mean anything.  Theatre is a thankless art.  When the curtain goes down, that is all.  It really doesn't mean anything, memories are short, and fame is extremely fleeting."

Agnes was dead a mere nine months or so later.

No comments:

Post a Comment