Scott Smith 2 26 2015


Scott Smith

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Date Recorded: 8/18/2014

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1) Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, was in the news this week because she’s publishing only her second novel. Gregory Peck won an Academy Award for his part in the 1962 film version. Tell us about his career before he was a star.
2) Getting an Oscar nomination for his 2nd film is impressive, but it was another two decades before he won–why?