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Glenn Close inspired people at William and Mary long before she hit the screen

Glenn Close inspired people at William and Mary long before she hit the screen

Sunday evening, Glenn Close will join hundreds of her colleagues at the Oscars as one of five actresses competing for the Best Actress award.

Long before Close was cast in “The Wife” or even thought of being on the big screen, she performed in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at the College of William and Mary.

Sarah Dixon, adjunct instructor of theater, was a year behind Close in college and said the young actress inspired her peers.

“She’s just been always someone I looked up to, from seeing her work and her dedication and her commitment and her discipline,” Dixon said.

“She could be silly and fun, playful just like anyone else, but when it came to theater she was...

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