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In utter frustration Russell barreled down the aisle, grabbed him, and shook him violently. Joe Spery recalled another classic incident, this one involving Mrs. Culbertson, the French teacher: "In class we all assumed French names, so 'Marlon' and 'Joseph' were not acceptable. Bud became Monsieur Alphonse. One day he said to Mrs. ' He left the class which was the first class in the afternoon, and didn't come back. ' He said, 'Hut you told me I could go get my glasses,' and then explained that he'd left them down by the river, which was a mile from school.
In his essential decency, Fonda hadn't forgotten Dodie's role in launching his career; the relationship also took her back to her beloved Omaha Community Playhouse and all her earlier confidence. It may also have spurred her, not to return to the stage at the nearby Pasadena Playhouse, but to coach Jocelyn, a starstruck teenager who delighted in the Fonda friendship and had already thrown herself into dramatics at Santa Ana High. "She was very good at elocution, by far the most knowledgeable, talented, trained actor in our class, and all of this she learned from her mother," said Jocelyn's boyfriend, Ben Blee, who recalled Dodie's efforts at instructing him, too.
She would not be free of the relationship for another eighteen months or so, and her medical records indicate that during this time Dodie underwent an abortion. The affair, along with the stress of coping with husband and children, triggered a return to the bottle. As in the past, she turned to David Salinger, who was now living in :\' ew York, writing him long letters that simultaneously conceded and concealed her unhappiness: I was struck drunk in the middle of my last letter and haven't the faintest idea what I may have written .
Brando: The Biography by Peter Manso