Happy 100th Birthday
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Sharon Reynolds, president of The Glens Falls Community Theatre’s board, surprised Paula Hamilton Griffith with an honorary Oppie (the GFCT’s version of an Academy Award) for Paula’s 100th birthday.
Paula was active in the GFCT when it was known at The Glens Falls Operetta Club. She first appeared on stage in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Iolanthe” in 1938 at Jackson Heights Elementary School. The show was directed by the club’s founders, Paul Began and Edgar Pitkin, along with assistant director John Van Der Voort.
The following year, Paula was on stage again. This time at the old Glens Falls High School for “The Pirates of Penzance.”