Hunt, who was blacklisted in the early '50s McCarthy era and is currently the subject of a feature documentary still in production called Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity
, also spoke of her early beginnings in show business, telling ET, "I had an early start, and Paramount gave it to me at 17. Paramount was only 5 years older, cause if it's 100 years old tonight, I'm 95. But at 17, Paramount signed me, and I had never been paid to act before, and they put me right into leads, and gave me nothing but leads from the very beginning. I had no idea how unusual and what a crazy compliment that was. All I had to do was try to live up to it, and that was a full-time job."