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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
When life knocks you to your knees, which it always does and always will—well, that's the best position in which to pray, isn't it?
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.
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Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
August 15, 1879
June 18, 1959
Ethel Barrymore was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors. Regarded as the "First Lady of the American Theater", Barrymore was a preeminent stage actress in her era. Barrymore's career spanned six decades.
None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
The Paradine Case (1947)
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