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Born: 1946-11-06
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Tags: Diagnosed, Last, Year

My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.'

Tags: Enough, Good, Movies

My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.

Tags: Leaving, Living, Mother

The opportunities I've had to play really complex characters - which haven't been a lot, but some - you never get over them.

Tags: Characters, Complex

The Oscars are really nice, but the best part is that I had the opportunity to do that kind of work.

Tags: Best, Nice, Work

The roles... the deep roles that I've gotten to play have turned my course. They've changed my life experience.

Tags: Deep, Experience, Life

There are parts of me that I feel are beautiful, but they don't have anything to do with my nose.

Tags: Beautiful, Nose, Parts

When I was born, the doctor looked at my mother and said, 'Congratulations, you have an actor!'

Tags: Born, Mother, Said

When you're old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing.

Tags: Bad, Good, May

You can't help but feel all the human-rights issues.

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You just do the best you can with what you've got... and sometimes magic strikes.

Tags: Best, Magic, Sometimes

You know, people really don't understand what actors do.

Tags: Understand

You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present.

Tags: Here, Lose, Present

But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.

Tags: Broken, Losing, Mean

I grew up in a show-business family, but we were working-class show business. There was nothing glamorous about it. You had great things one day and the next day, nothing.

Tags: Business, Family, Great

I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

Tags: Career, Respect, Time

I mean, the only thing that matters to me is getting to the work - getting to do the work. And I don't really care where it is: whether it's on stage or on television or in film.

Tags: Care, Mean, Work

I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles. I have no larger issue that I really want to show people. I'm an actor, that's all. I just do what I do.

Tags: Actor, Show, Taking

I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did.

Tags: Felt, Kids, Seriously

I'd been kind of a hiccup in my parents' lives. They lost track of me and I didn't know what I was going to do with myself. And then fate reached in and took me in its hands. I was discovered right out of high school and started getting work.

Tags: Parents, School, Work

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.

Tags: History, Last, Year

There are not a lot of places for an actor to explore what it's like to be a woman in her 60s. There aren't any films about it and there very few TV series about it.

Tags: Few, Her, Woman

There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy.

Tags: Business, Poor, Show
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It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.

Tags: Judge, Someone, Time

I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.

Tags: Judge, Someone, Time

I have never been beautiful in cliche terms.

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Change is never easy.

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'Forrest Gump' is filled full of moments where your heart just cheers.

Tags: Full, Heart, Moments

I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me!

Tags: Deny, Fact

I never really address myself to any image anybody has of me. That's like fighting with ghosts.

Tags: Anybody, Fighting, Image

Never, ever, have I felt really accepted in Hollywood.

Tags: Accepted, Felt, Hollywood

But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole.

Tags: Second, Waiting, Whole

I always wanted to be a great actor.

Tags: Actor, Great, Wanted

I came from a real working-class show business family.

Tags: Business, Family, Real

I did comedies for 10 years and I learned a great deal.

Tags: Deal, Great, Learned

I had to let my ego go a long time ago.

Tags: Ego, Time

I haven't had an orthodox career.

Tags: Career, Orthodox

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg, and that changed my work.

Tags: Changed, Studio, Work

I think that's very sad, that I haven't allowed my heart to be broken. I have broken a few.

Tags: Broken, Heart, Sad

I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.

Tags: Juliet, Romeo, Scenes

I wanted to be Katharine Hepburn-ish - there was a bit of nobility about her.

Tags: Bit, Her, Wanted

I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools.

Tags: Actually, Enough, Time

I'm looking for a bunch of new tchotchkes that represent the new part of my life.

Tags: Life, Looking, Represent

I'm so vigorous, and I so take it for granted, because I've always been a real physical person.

Tags: Granted, Physical, Real

I've done some good work and some not-good work.

Tags: Done, Good, Work

I've had such an odd career.

Tags: Career, Odd

I've never had my heart broken.

Tags: Broken, Heart

If I hadn't fought back, I might have been Gidget forever.

Tags: Forever, Fought, Might
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