Television: The Hampshire Saga

Way back in 1961, British Actress Susan Hampshire had a bash at Hollywood. Or, as she called it, "the Land of the Bottom Pinchers," where all the men have "crocodile wives and ulcers and gold-and-diamond rings they twist around their hairy fingers. The big shots also had arms they kept putting around me that managed to be long enough to reach my left breast." Susan recalls telling them: "I don't have to do that. I can act." So she returned home to become an international star—her way.

Her latest acknowledgment came this year in the U.S., where she has emerged as, of...

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