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Mind your language

What’s the difference between ‘reticent’ and ‘reluctant’?

29 August 2020

9:00 AM

29 August 2020

9:00 AM

Anna Massey had no dramatic training before appearing on stage in 1955 aged 17 in The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home. She took the part to Broadway, but then in the film it was taken by poor Sandra Dee, who, if she was born in 1942, was still only 16 when it was released in 1958, the last year debutantes were presented at court.

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