The charming Austrian actress and singer, Hella Kurty, studied for the stage under Professor Arnau of Vienna. She played in Liebelei. listeners will remember the radio version of it in Vienna with enormous success, and at the Metropol Theater in Berlin in 1929 she appeared as Princess Mi in the first production of "The Land of Smiles". She played this part when the show was first introduced to Vienna in 1930 and in London at Drury Lane in 1932, as well as in the film version of it.
Hella Kurty will again be seen tomorrow evening.
Betty Huntley Wright, famous daughter of a famous father, broadcast with him in a radio version of "The Geisha", in which she played the soubrette part and he his original part. Her first broadcast was as principal girl in the revival of the Drury Lane pantomime, "Sindbad", in Christmas 1933. Her other radio appearances include performances in "Our Miss Gibbs", "The Lilac Domino", "The Chocolate Soldier", and "Countess Maritza", and she played the leading roles in "La Vie Parisienne", "Veronique", and "Princess Caprice". Away from the microphone she has appeared in Cochran shows, straight comedy and pantomime, and has starred in films.
Tomorrow Betty Huntley Wright makes her second appearance in the afternoon.
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