It was at that point that I became addicted to the smell of the greasepaint , the roar of the crowd, lights, cameras, action; I realised that my destiny was to entertain my public on stage, screen and television.
If your career is on the way down, panto is a celebrity safety net, one last greasepaint refuge where you can still revel in audience adulation.
Won't somebody ask me what I'm doing with greasepaint dirt smudges on my nose and a balsa-wood pickaxe in my hands?
Groucho, who had taken to wearing a fake greasepaint moustache in vaudeville, refused to grow a real one for the cameras.
Twelve finalists plastered on the greasepaint and heaved on the star-studded attire that made for a wonderful night's entertainment.
Was there is any likelihood at all of her reconsidering the decision and donning the greasepaint again?
He used to have a terrifying actor's nightmare in which the greasepaint slid off his face.
I was a child who, when taken to the circus, spent all her time trying to see past the greasepaint and illusion.
Johnie remained in full clown make-up throughout, even as real tears threatened to smear his greasepaint grin.
He also took to donning a white greasepaint visage, designed to mimic the pallor of 13 th-century plague victims.