Valerie Bettis was a famous modern dancer, also known for her dance and acting appearances on Broadway, in films, and on television, but has consistently returned to her first source of fame: modern dance. She talks with Baird Searles about the many facets of her career, such as her performance with the World's Fair of 1939, her solo concert tour of South America circa 1946, and her adaptation of William Faulkner's book "As I Lay Dying." Bettis also discusses her current activities in the dance field at the time, and her feelings about the field of dance and where it’s going.
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