Carmelita Pope, actress, Brando friend, was in many TV commercials, dead at 94

Apr 20, 2019 491

BY: Maureen O'Donnell

When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?”

But she pursued her passion anyway. And after director Elia Kazan saw her in a film in which she portrayed the Chicago saint Mother Cabrini, she told The Palm Beach Post in 1997 that he promised her, “I’ll have something for you.”

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