Awareness of sexual harassment of actors is high these days, but what about back in the days before a popular term even existed to describe abuse of power in this way?
Many actors and actresses in early Hollywood experienced sexual harassment from studio execs, casting directors, agents and managers, often simply because, in the evolving world of movies and television, who was to say it wasn’t a part of the natural career path?
One actress who confronted this, never compromised, and still went on to have a hugely successful career is Marion Ross, “Mrs. C” of Happy Days.
In this clip from an interview at The Acting Center, Marion shares her own “Me Too” story, and what she did to ensure her role was not that of “victim.”