People: People, Nov. 22, 1948

The Show Must Go On

The Met's Gladys Swarthout, a onetime victim herself of Carmen's rough-&-tumble shenanigans (in 1942, a Don Jose spurned her so violently that he knocked her cold), inadvertently got even. Singing in Pittsburgh, she dropped her wooden prop dagger in Act III, quick-wittedly snatched up a steel-bladed knife from another member of the cast, and gave Don Jose's wrist a five-stitch gash. Don Jose (Tenor Raoul Jobin) sang on through the act as he bled, and finally finished the show after some between-the-acts bandaging.

Gypsy Rose Lee, who vacillates between bumps and books, was scheduled to open in a...

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