Comment 1 of 1, added on March 12th, 2012 at 7:48 AM.
Yes, Sheila BRAVE is such a perfect word. The brave iohcce right or wrong
you could almost look at her entire life, and much of her career this way.
Who else would make love almost simultaneously with Elia Kazan AND Arthur
Miller? John AND Robert Kennedy? Johnny Rosselli AND Sam Giancana? Who else
could marry Joe DiMaggio, be brave enough to admit failure and leave him
quickly, and still inspire enough loyalty for DiMaggio to challenge
Giancana to a fistfight on her behalf within weeks of her death, and then
subsequently ban Sinatra and their cronies from her funeral. What other
actor could move and inspire Lee Strasberg to this eulogy: The dream of
her talent, which she had nurtured as a child, was not a mirage. When she
first came to me I was amazed at the startling sensitivity which she
possessed and which had remained fresh and undimmed, struggling to express
itself despite the life to which she had been subjected.Others were as
physically beautiful as she was, but there was obviously something more in
her something that people saw and recognized in her performances and with
which they identified. She had a luminous quality a combination of
wistfulness, radiance, yearning that set her apart and yet made everyone
wish to be part of it, to share in the childish naefvete9 which was at once
so shy and yet so vibrant.