"The girls there were nasty and much thinner than me." Actually no one was aware of her talent until she was cast as a stripper in the high school production of Gypsy, "I wouldn't wear a bikini, so they electrified me and lit up my bra."
The Addams Family will end its Broadway run at the end of 2011. It will give up the ghost (and will give its theater to Ghost) in December. However its closing notice should not overshadow the impact of Brooke Shields.