61-year-old Terri White has come a long way — even in the matter of one year. In a New York Times profile of the actress/singer, currently starring in “Finian’s Rainbow” on Broadway, the details of her homelessness and career struggles are written as an uplifting story of her coming into success and happiness. And alongside the article ran a photo of Terri smooching her partner Donna Barnett backstage.
The Times writes:
Even though Terri had performed with the likes of Liza Minelli and Glenn Close, she still hit rough times, sleeping on park benches and trying to find regular gigs. When a friend invited her down to Florida for a visit, however, her luck seemed to change:
After weeks of auditions, Terri landed the leading role. Girlfriends — they’re always good for something!
It’s a great story of love and success, and making something of yourself. At 61, and completely out in her career, Terri White is an inspiration, even if you can’t make it to see her perform live, although it does sound quite amazing.