Northwestern Alum

Plays were the thing when Paula Prentiss attended graduate school at Northwestern to study acting: “All of us had our noses in the air, we were going to go directly to theater and have nothing to do with movies.” So much so, she recalled with a laugh, that no one initially signed up for a screen test when it was announced that the MGM talent scout who had discovered Northwestern alum Patricia Neal had scheduled a return visit. “Until the next morning, then, everyone’s name was on the board and ended up auditioning. Our real feelings about wanting to go to Hollywood and be a star came out.LA Times.

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