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Born: 1911-07-16
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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Like most actors, I've always been grateful for Chinese restaurants; they were often the only places that stayed open late enough for performers to get hot food after the show.

Tags: After, Enough, Food

My faith in humanity leads me to believe that people are looking for something more elevating than the sordid details of the intimate aspects of one's personal life.

Tags: Faith, Humanity, Life

Over the years, myths were built up about my relationship with Fred Astaire. The general public thought he was a Svengali, who snapped his fingers for his little Trilby to obey; in their eyes, my career was his creation.

Tags: Career, Eyes, Thought

Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don't have to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue. All you have to do is be a good average dancer, and anybody who spends the time and effort can accomplish this.

Tags: Good, Happen, Time

Sure, jets are fast and economical, but, oh my, what fun we've lost and what leisure we've sacrificed in the race to efficiency. Somehow, stepping onto a plane and zooming across the United States in a matter of hours doesn't hold a candle to the dear, old-fashioned train ride.

Tags: Fun, Lost, Matter

While I was making my solo films, RKO was busily trying to get me and Fred Astaire back together. The studio wanted to capitalize on the success of 'Flying Down to Rio' and realized that the pairing of Rogers and Astaire had moneymaking potential.

Tags: Success, Together, Trying

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

Tags: Enjoy, Life, Work

When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction.

Tags: Direction, Love

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.

Tags: Joy, Men, Time

You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It's kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.

Tags: Men, Nice, Women

My love for ice cream emerged at an early age - and has never left!

Tags: Age, Left, Love

At the age of ten, I thought if a boy kissed you on the lips, you would have a baby, and I surely wasn't the only youngster who believed that!

Tags: Age, Baby, Thought

Gossip is hardly uplifting.

Tags: Gossip, Hardly, Uplifting

I believe in dressing for the occasion. There's a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.

Tags: Dressing, Jazz, Time

I enjoy sports, and love being involved in any outdoor sport from volleyball to softball. I'm not being immodest when I say I'm a natural athlete.

Tags: Enjoy, Love, Sports

I try to feed my hunger rather than my appetite.

Tags: Hunger, Rather, Try

I yearned for a long, happy marriage with one person.

Tags: Happy, Marriage

Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.

Tags: Golden, Life, Looking

My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.

Tags: Her, Mother, She

My mother was a journalist, so writing is not unnatural to me.

Tags: Journalist, Mother, Writing

Only I know my life.

Tags: Life

Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but black and white films still hold an affectionate place in my heart; they have an incomparable mystique and mood.

Tags: Black, Heart, Place

The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift.

Tags: Fun, Happiness, Life

You bring out a lot of your own thoughts and attitudes when acting. I think a great deal of it has to do with the inner you.

Tags: Acting, Great, Thoughts

During my seven-year contract with RKO, there were seven different studio presidents, from David O. Selznick to Charles W. Koerner. You literally had to check the name on the door so as not to call the new boss by the former boss's name.

Tags: Boss, Call, Door

'Flying Down to Rio' established RKO as a leader in musical film production throughout the 1930s. The film helped to rescue the studio from its financial straits and it gave a real boost to my movie career.

Tags: Career, Leader, Real
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I don't disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don't believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren't in action.

Tags: Action, Body, Goodness

I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn't stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range.

Tags: Girl, Men, Thought

I made my last motion picture in March 1965 for Magna Pictures. 'Harlow,' based on the life of actress Jean Harlow... I didn't know at the time that 'Harlow' would be my last motion picture.

Tags: Last, Life, Time

I traveled with my mother, Lela, and there was never enough money. I always had to roll down my silk stockings and carry a doll when we bought train tickets so I could go half-fare. If we had $3, we always figured how to tip for the trunks and still eat.

Tags: Enough, Money, Mother

I won't go to movies with permissiveness, four-letter words, or violence. Show me 'E.T.' and 'Chariots of Fire' instead. That's entertainment, not exploitation of the human body.

Tags: Fire, Human, Movies

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.

Tags: Home, Legal, Treat

Higher education is not growing fast enough to meet the needs of Nevada.

Tags: Education, Enough, Growing

Is there any more important problem than our lack of need-based scholarships? I think not.

Tags: Lack, Problem

It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.

Tags: Difference, Makes, Student

No individual has a vested right to a job when that individual fails to perform adequately.

Tags: Fails, Individual, Job

No state legislature ever built a great university.

Tags: Great, State, University

The new rule of thumb is that 80% of a president's time must be spent in raising funds for their schools.

Tags: President, Rule, Time

We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy.

Tags: Education, Freedom, Great

When in doubt, one can rarely go wrong by going public.

Tags: Doubt, Public, Wrong

You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote.

Tags: May, Put, Today

Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university.

Tags: Life, Sports, Success

I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens.

Tags: Become, Belief, Great

If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive.

Tags: Able, Investment, Used

It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women's potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential?

Tags: Give, Lost, Women

Nevada has a world-class economy. It will only build a world-class culture with world-class research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute.

Tags: Culture, Economy, Research

To the extent that tenure supports academic freedom, I support tenure. I want no person or system to have any power, real or apparent, to chill academic freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Power, Real
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