Quotation by Lillian Russell

The society girl meets more dangers than the girl on the stage. There is more danger at a tango tea than in the theatre. The actor is less dangerous than the dancing master.
Lillian Russell (1861–1922), U.S. actor. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975).

From an article entitled, "Is the Stage a Perilous Place for a Young Girl?," first published in Theatre magazine in January 1916. Russell, a renowned beauty and very popular musical comedy star, was reacting to the "bad name" that the stage had at the time. She herself had been married four times and observed: "If a girl is pretty she will be tempted."
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