60 years an actor, June Squibb takes a bow
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NEW YORK (AP) — June Squibb recently ducked into a Times Square office above the theaters she spent decades knocking about, taking any decent part she could get.
After a lifetime of Broadway, regional theater, cabaret, musicals, summer stock and bit movie roles, Squibb is, at 84, an Oscar nominee.
The accolades (she was most recently given the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival) have brought Squibb more attention than she's ever received in a career spanning 60 years, from playing the stripper Electra in "Gypsy" on Broadway in 1960 to a tough-talking secretary in "Scent of a Woman."
The actress Margo Martindale, Squibb's friend and former Upper West Side neighbor of 30-plus years, says: "I tried to call her for three days, but, you know, she's too busy!"
Squibb grew up the daughter of an insurance salesman and a piano-playing mother in the small town of Vandalia, Ill.
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