Ask AP: Debra Paget

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 15, 2010

I just saw Debra Paget in the movie Broken Arrow for the umpteenth time. How much younger was she than James Stewart? What has happened to her?
Don Cunningham, Hot Springs, Ark.

Paget, 76, retired in 1965 and lives in Houston, Texas. In the 1990s, she shared her Christian faith on the TV series An Interlude With Debra Paget on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. About working with Stewart on Broken Arrow, she says, “I turned 15 on that film. Jimmy never asked my age and I never said. The last week of the film, my birthday occurred and they brought out a cake with 15 candles. He said, ‘Oh, my lord, I’m a dirty old man.’ He had just turned 40. He was the most precious man. He was just what you saw on the screen.