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Bella Jarrett

American actress and author


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Bella Jarrett was an American stage, television, and film actress as well as a novelist. Her acting credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, television series, and films.Early life Bella Jarrett was born on February 9, 1926 in Adairsville, Georgia. As a child, she decided to learn the hand alphabet that is used by deaf people because she was curious. She attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, earning a B.A in 1947 and M.F.A. in 1948. After graduating, she acted in community theater and had an advertising job in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1951 she married M. O. Thornburg, an employee of Atlanta's WAGA radio station. In 1958, Jarrett moved to New York City to start an acting career. Upon moving, she first worked in store advertising and later became the public relations director for . She quit her public relations job after a year and rented a flat so that she would be available for any auditions.

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Wesleyan College

Educational facility in Georgia