About This Interview
Ethel Winant (1922-2003) was interviewed for three-and-a-half hours in Beverly Hills, CA. Although Winant's background began in theater, she got her start in television as a volunteer for Studio One, produced by Worthington Minor. Winant talked about her shift into casting and her job with David Susskind's Talent Associates. Winant spoke about her experience as one of the first, high-ranking female executives in television, working for CBS and NBC. Winant's fondest memories in television focused on her work as a casting director for Playhouse 90, and the talented people she worked with: John Houseman, John Frankenheimer, Martin Manulis, Fred Coe and Hubbell Robinson. Additionally she talked about casting such ensemble shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The interview was conducted by Sunny Parich on August 7, 1996.
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