Louisville Magazine

MAY 2019

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46 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 Photos by Eddie Davis Employee Ron Bailey. Saturdays at the shop. to kiss a six-foot-tall blond woman named Janet Lombard. He was hooked. Eventual- ly, acting led Rubin to his second love. But not yet. After Miami Dade, Rubin got married, and he and his new wife moved to Talla- hassee so he could attend the prestigious theater program at Florida State. Two weeks later, they got divorced. Rubin says that marriage doesn't even really count. "On our honeymoon, we were in a cave in Jamaica and she was crying because she missed her father and I said, 'OK, I'm in trouble,'" he remembers. "Shit. I got a pot and pan and she took everything else. It was probably a good thing." Rubin finished the program at Flori- da State and then bounced around for a while. Back to Miami, where he acted in Boys in the Band. en to New York, to play a leading role as a hippie in an Off- Off-Broadway show at what he vaguely remembers as a Zoroastrian cafe. Back to Miami again. His next move was to a place the young Jewish man from Brooklyn had never heard of or dreamed he would live. Sometime around 1970 — give or take a few years, Rubin says, as he's never really figured it out — Rubin and two of his actor friends found an ad in Backstage magazine for Shakespearean repertory actors in Louisville, Kentucky. ey moved here to join Kentucky Shakespeare, the or- ganization behind Shakespeare in the Park. Rubin remembers the day its founder and local theater legend, Doug Ramey, gave him the role of Petruchio in e Taming of the Shrew because the lead actor got sick

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