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Born: 1917-06-30
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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Always be smarter than the people who hire you.

Tags: Hire, Intelligence, Smarter

I'm not alone, I'm free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody.

Tags: Alone, Anybody, Free

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.

Tags: Afraid, Angry, Death

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

Tags: Born, Class, Second

I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.

Tags: Become, Else, Woman

It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.

Tags: Flowers, Nice, While

My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.

Tags: Black, Clear, Woman

I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know.

Tags: Learning

As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.

Tags: Mad, Open, Try

I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.

Tags: Kinder, Promise

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.

Tags: Ability, Her, Wanted

Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me.

Tags: Peace, Strong, Time

Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.

Tags: Color, King, Respect

I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.

Tags: Angry, Life, Remember

Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X.

Tags: Him, Knew, Malcolm

After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time.

Tags: Nice, Pain, Time

I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were.

Tags: Lives, Lucky, Time

I really do hate to sing.

Tags: Hate, Sing

I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years.

Tags: Brave, Few, Next