Jim quickly rose to the ranks of some of his classmates, who included, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway. Jim especially loved directing and eventually taught acting at a college, where one of his favorite students was Karen Black. Now you can see the quality of acting, Jim, possessed.
Beautiful, sweet, Shirley, with the eyes of an angel, and the spirit of Juliet herself, met her Romeo, in 1945, when she was 18, and he was 20, fresh out of the Service, during WW11. It just took one look and Shirley knew - someday they'd be married.
Shirley's parents, Mabel and Chet Hewes, (if you've been following the Maybelline Blog, you know that Mabel is Tom Lyle Williams, sister and Maybelline's namesake) loved their son-in-law and appreciated everything he did to help make De Luxe a thriving business.
Today would have been Jim's 87th Birthday, and I know that if he were alive today, he'd want his three girls to know, how proud he is of them, and that they were the greatest joy of his life.
|Romeo and Juliet.|