EDITOR’S NOTE: TVWriter™ legendary Contributing Editor Emeritus Herbie J Pilato uses a very alluring title to teach us a valuable showbiz and life lesson.
by Herbie J Pilato
Years ago, I directed a musical for a local theatre community, spending weeks auditioning countless actors, singers, and dancers of all ages. A diverse group of talented performers gave their all during the process, and of course, I could only narrow it down to a chosen few who would win the various lead and supporting roles. But it soon became clear who would round out the cast.
I was impressed with the theatrical range of some but more impressed with the kindness of others. Some of those with the most talent, unfortunately, did not have the best personalities — nor the kindest of demeanor. Some of those with less talent — and in some cases, no talent at all, appeared to be less egotistical and potentially the easiest to work with.
So, I was faced with a dilemma….
Writer/producer Herbie J Pilato is the host ofclassic TV talk show THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, now streaming on Amazon Prime, Founder and Executive Director of The Classic TV Preservation Society, and author of several classic TV companion books. He has been part of TVWriter™ for 20 years and is Contributing Editor Emeritus. Learn more about Herbie J HERE. This article first appeared in Medium.