Magazine article Variety

My First Time in Variety

Magazine article Variety

My First Time in Variety

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April 12,1950

Inside Television

Eva Marie Saint

"I didn't want to be tied down for five years. I was doing terrific scripts in live television."

Eva Marie Saint is among the greatest generation of actors to emerge from New York. With Stanislavski as scripture and gurus like Lee Strasberg as instructors, she studied the Method alongside the likes of Brando, Clift and Newman, appearing with each of the three onscreen. On Aug. 31, the Oscar winner ("On the Waterfront") hosts an evening of music at the Hollywood Bowl called "The Big Picture: Hitchcock," which will include Bernard Herrmann's score for "North by Northwest," in which Saint co-starred with Cary Grant, steve chacollan

In your first appearance in Variety, it was announced that you'd turned down a deal to play the lead in a "Buck Rogers" TV series.

When I was 8,1 was fixated on Buck Rogers on the radio, and I thought of myself as Wilma now and then. I was born on the 4th of July, I am independent. So when I read the deal (via MCA for the ABC show), I didn't want to be tied down for five years. I was doing terrific scripts in live television.

And if you signed that contract you wouldn't have done "On the Waterfront. …

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