People: Aug. 27, 1965

Beginning her movie career with 1962's A Taste of Honey, elfin English Actress Rita Tushingham, 23, played an illegitimate teen-age girl left pregnant by a passing Negro sailor and befriended by a young homosexual. Well, that sort of squalor was one thing, but when Britain's Associated Television offered her the part of an Irish country girl who turns to drink, Tush demurely demurred. "I simply don't know how to act as if I am drunk," she explained teetotally. "I have never been drunk in my life and don't expect I ever will be."

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