Transcript: Sheila McCarthy "Howard Reynolds" | May 28, 1999

(jazz music plays)

Against a black background, white letters read "Sheila McCarthy. Actor."

Sheila McCarthy is in her early forties with short blond hair. She wears a pastel pink blazer over a white shirt.

Sheila says I HAD A WONDERFUL
THEATRE ARTS TEACHER;
HIS NAME WAS
HOWARD REYNOLDS.
WE ALL WROTE A
SHOW TOGETHER.
IT WAS A WHOLE MUSIC
AND THEATRE CREDIT
WHERE WE WERE GIVEN MARKS
FOR WRITING A SHOW.
AGAIN, I WENT THROUGH
IT AS A DANCER.

She sits talking as pictures of schoolchildren in a blue shade flash by behind her.

She continues BUT AT THE SAME TIME
I WAS LEARNING.
HE WAS INSPIRING ME.
AND AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
WAS FINISHED, I WOULD
GO BACK THERE TO TALK TO
THEATRE ARTS STUDENTS
OR WHATEVER - HE HAS
SINCE PASSED AWAY.
HE WAS VERY PROUD.
AND I WISH THAT I HAD
BEEN MORE CONFIDENT
IN HIGH SCHOOL TO
GET MORE FROM HIM.
BUT MAYBE I DID,
MORE THAN I REALIZE.

A final slate reads "Teacher effect eternity: they can never tell where their influence stops. Henry Adams. TVO where education matters."

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