Show Business: The Talented Mrs. Hodges

Blackheath is a respectable but hardly fashionable London suburb, its casual greens bordered with militarily regular rows of staid brick homes. Mrs. Roy Hodges, the mistress of the house at 51 Harvey Road, seems as unexceptional as the setting. She does her own grocery shopping, spends a great deal of her time tending to her two-year-old son while her husband runs his small art gallery. She is 34, relaxed, intelligent and plain.

What does set Mrs. Hodges apart is that under her maiden name, Glenda Jackson, she has recently become one of the most important actresses in Britain and the U.S. as...

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