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Views and People In The News: Dustin Hoffman interviewed by Ted Mann and Gail Gary

Thursday, January 26, 1967

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with engineer chatter followed by silence.

Judy Vick of the Department of Markets provides market prices for fish.

Interview begins abruptly with Ted Mann speaking. Dustin Hoffman and Ted Mann
discusses Hoffman's theater experience, and note that he came to acting by way of playing the piano.

They discuss at length his role in "Waiting for Godot." Hoffman says he doesn't pretend to understand the play. He insists that he is not an intellectual and not very smart. They also discuss "The Dumbwaiter."

Hoffman says he is a great fan of Laurel and Hardy.

Gaile Gary tells Dustin that she hopes he stays in New York a while before Hollywood "snatches" him. Dustin responds that he hopes to, because "those people scare him."


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 48882

Hosted by:

Gaile Gary and Judy Vick

Contributors:

Dustin Hoffman and Ted Mann

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