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Actor and director Sidney Poitier offers his reflections about his autobiographical memoir, "This Life". Poitier explains how he never had ambitions to be an actor and yet he stumbled into acting when looking through the clasisfied ads. There's a story about his agent trying to settle a negotiation on Poitier's behalf. Poitier's agent told the others involved that Poitier was offered a film in Hollywood. Believing it was a cheap ploy, the agent was told to tell Poitier to go onto Hollywood, and the rest is history for Sidney Poitier.
Lily Tomlin and her colleagues, George Boyd, Cheryl Swanek, Louis St. Louis and Larry Freeman talk about their working together. St. Louis says working with Lily is similar to being on an eternal vacation. Freeman says Lily will tell you if there's a problem with the production. Four of Tomlin's comic pieces are included in the interview.
Elizabeth Garry, talks about her one woman show "Victoria." The show tells the story of Victoria C. Woodhull the first women to run for President in 1872. Garry discusses Woodhull's life including her supposed clairvoyant talents, suffragist works, and her work as a broker and publisher. Woodhull's arrest for obscene literature with her newspaper, "Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly," is also discusses and Garry performs the part of her show that describes that event. Garry also breifly explains her research and writing process for the show.
Angela Lansbury, actress and singer, talks about her work on the play, "Sweeny Todd." Lansbury also talks about her early career, work on Mame, and her family.