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Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #86

Kick-Back Friday: #86


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (1957): A black-and-white tape of the original live-and-in-color TV performance, with a 21-year-old Julie Andrews in the title role.

Andrews didn’t have the acting chops, or perhaps the inclination, to show her character’s real sadness, but the musical production is remarkable for coming off live, with nary a hitch. Especially notable are Alice Ghostley and Kaye Ballard as the stepsisters (singing, “Why would a fella want a girl like her…?”) and Edith (Edie) Adams as the godmother.

The DVD’s 20-minute special feature, in which Andrews and other cast members remember the show, is a must.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.