READERS ASK CLOSER
Q Wasn’t Natalie Wood’s voice dubbed for Gypsy? A Let her entertain you! Although Marni Nixon had dubbed her in West Side Story, it was all Natalie when the film of the Broadway musical hit screens on Nov. 11, 1962. Q Is it true Li’l Abner created Sadie Hawkins Day? A Oh, happy day! On Nov. 15, 1937, cartoonist Al Capp introduced the chase in his strip so as “the homeliest gal in all them hills” could get hitched. The concept quickly left the confines of Dogpatch as dances popped up the next year. Yet even with help from Stupefyin’ Jones (Julie Newmar), Daisy Mae couldn’t catch Abner in the Broadway musical or ’59 film.