Helen Wagner Talks Her Way To Success
The Tuscaloosa News
February 11, 1955
Helen Wagner talked her way out of a job and into success.
The first time she auditioned for a top singing role in "Sunny River," Oscar Hammerstein II asked her to read instead. He liked what he heard so much that he gave her the only speaking part in the show.
"Why fight it?" asked Helen, who decided to act, instead of sing. Now she is a featured member of TV's top-rated afternoon comedy series, THE WORLD OF MR. SWEENEY.
WBRC, Channel 6 lineup for Thursday, February 17
11:30 SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
11:45 THE GUIDING LIGHT
12:00 PORTIA FACES LIFE
12:15 ROAD OF LIFE
12:30 FARM AND HOME
1:00 VALIANT LADY
1:15 THE LITTLE SHOW
1:30 ART LINKLETTER'S HOUSE PARTY
2:00 THE BIG PAYOFF
2:30 THE BOB CROSBY SHOW
3:00 THE BRIGHTER DAY
3:15 THE SECRET STORM
WABT, CHANNEL 13
3:30 WORLD OF MR. SWEENEY
Helen trained for acting only incidentally. Her major at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., was music. "By now I've nearly forgotten what I set out to be," she says. Her stage credits include Broadway's "Love of Four Colonels" and "Winter's Tale."
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