Irma P. Hall
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Taught foreign languages and English for 27 years in Dallas, Texas, USA public schools.
Became an actress rather late in life and completely by surprise. A teacher of languages for almost three decades in Dallas, she was seen reading poetry by actor/director Raymond St. Jacques, who was in town shooting a movie, and he offered her a role in his film on the spot.
Co-founded a minor repertory theater in Dallas during her teaching years.
Hit 'over-night' film stardom at age 36 in Book of Numbers (1973), starring Raymond St. Jacques
24 January 2004 - Injured in a car wreck in Chicago and is requiring post-surgery rehabilitation.