Sister Carol Sellman and Assistant Professor Anastasia Prentiss met with Dorothy Jean (DJ) Martin in June 2012 to discuss the alumna’s experiences after graduating from Holy Names College.
Martin said that students were aware that World War II was coming during their senior year of college. After graduating in 1941, she wanted to attend a graduate theater program, but travel was difficult in the pre-war climate and her options were limited. Eventually she entered a three-month graduate program at the Pasadena Playhouse, which she “loved.”
A radio personality and actress, Martin launched her career in the late 1940s. She landed her first radio gig at KSJO in San Jose. Listen to Martin talk about her early experiences on radio and television by clicking here.