"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Girl of the Day - Tuesday Weld

This will make you feel old.   Tuesday Weld, a child star of the 1950s who transitioned into "adult" roles in the 1960s, turns 70 today.   She turned out to be a pretty good actress, but if you read her biography on Wikipedia, it sure does make it seem as though stardom at a young age is a ticket to unhappiness.

Here she is on the cover of Life magazine in the summer of 1963:

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