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Inspired Performance

Natasha Richardson portrays journalist ruth Gruber in CBS's 'Haven.'

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/inspired_performance_20010209

When Natasha Richardson starred in Paul Schrader's 1988 biopic, "Patty Hearst," she drew inspiration from a Holocaust-themed tome plucked off a shelf in her father's Los Angeles home. The book was "If This Is a Man," Primo Levi's account of his time in Auschwitz, and in its pages the young Brit gleaned crucial insights into the psyche of her brutalized character.

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