For 70 years Babette Stephens' stellar talents lit up several facets of the entertainment business in Queensland:
Dancer, singer, actress, director, artistic director, radio talks hostess, ABC radio drama actress, VIP personnel manager, journalist and social columnist, theatre and film critic, TV games show panellist and soapie actress, film actress, drama teacher, mentor and festival adjudicator-small wonder the media accorded her the status Doyenne of the Entertainment Industry.
She helped shape the emerging cultural life of the city and it, in turn, shaped her career.
Never Upstaged celebrates the rise and rise of this revered celebrity, as well as her role as a wife, mother, housewife, social hostess and charity worker-a feminist way before the second ideological wave of the 1970s with whom she shared the vision but little of the methodology. No glass ceilings for Babette!
This is a biography full of cultural history, personal achievements, humanity, fond memories, personal anecdotes and humour.
About the Author
Jay McKee has been involved with theatre and writing for over 40 years. Jay knew Babette as a respected colleague in the theatre, and she directed him in one play. After three years of research, he believes he knows this dynamic, complex personality much better.
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0 x 2.400