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Born: 1937-11-21
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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So I still seized the power, but I felt that if I officially made myself the boss, in black and white, it would be too intimidating for the other producers and the other men who worked on the show. In other words, I had the power, but I gave them the title.

Tags: Black, Men, Power

Today, all patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude's are treated without regard for the family's ability to pay. Everything beyond what is covered by insurance is taken care of, and for those without insurance, all of the medical costs are absorbed by the hospital.

Tags: Family, Medical, Today

We've been taught to believe that actions speak louder than words. But I think words speak pretty loud all of our lives; we carry these words in our head.

Tags: Pretty, Speak, Words

What the results are telling them is that the most money is spent in volume by young people. They also see young people as the consumers of tomorrow and are trying to capture their attention from their competitors.

Tags: Money, Tomorrow, Trying

When I look back at those pictures of my mother performing - and listen to her recordings - it makes me sad to think that all of that joy she found in her work came to an end. I wish she hadn't had to make that sacrifice, even if it was for the benefit of my father and siblings and me.

Tags: Mother, Sad, Work

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.

Tags: Father, May, Sleep

I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.

Tags: Life, Loved, Sympathy

In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.

Tags: Deep, Family, Strength

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.

Tags: Equality, Treat, Yourself

I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it.

Tags: Life, Nature, Society

I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor. I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh.

Tags: Good, Humor, Time

A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold.

Tags: Hold, Put, Woman

My mother was a strong-willed and opinionated woman - a Sicilian! - and if she didn't like something, she'd let you know about it. So her undying support of her kids went a long way in proving to us that we were on the right path.

Tags: Mother, Path, Woman

The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don't know how people make it.

Tags: Humor, Rejection, Sadness

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.

Tags: Door, Lost, Public

I know George Burns was a very happy man.

Tags: Burns, George, Happy

In my work, there's a tremendous amount of rejection and waves of fertile and fallow times.

Tags: Rejection, Times, Work

Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest blow from which I've had to recover.

Tags: Deepest, Losing, Parents

Never face facts; if you do you'll never get up in the morning.

Tags: Face, Facts, Morning

Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex.

Tags: Either, Except, Sex

The Golden Girls certainly proved that there was a large audience for a show about older women.

Tags: Older, Show, Women

We are a research center and treatment facility all under one roof.

Tags: Center, Research, Roof

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.

Tags: Friendship, Mom, Mother
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As much success came to him, my father stayed true to his promise. He built the hospital to help the most helpless children with catastrophic illnesses.

Tags: Father, Success, True

I find that balancing my life with my work with the kids at St. Jude, working on books, working on my career as an actor and taking time out for my husband and family help to cushion a lot of the blows.

Tags: Family, Life, Work

I realize now that I was a feminist and the minute I heard the word I certainly knew it meant me, but at that time I don't think we had the label yet. But there's no doubt about it that I was born a feminist.

Tags: Doubt, Time, Word

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.

Tags: Education, Equality, Marriage

It's because it was at a time when women didn't have any power. It was so unusual for a young woman in her 20s to have power that I seized the power but tried not to flaunt it.

Tags: Power, Time, Women

It's fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that's too hard, start with a two-year plan.

Tags: Hard, Help, Women

Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.

Tags: Girl, Living, Thought
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