Angela Lansbury Quotes

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Angela Lansbury Quotes

Im the bionic woman. I have a very strong constitution, and I take excruciatingly good care of myself.
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Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.

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I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!

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Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.

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Believe me, it jabs you. When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you, you love to go out there every night. It's like a race. Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours.

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As a kid, I just was a contract player at MGM Studios. They put me into goodness knows how many different roles.Some of them were wonderful and some of them were very just distasteful and awful because I was playing out of my age range and I was thoroughly uncomfortable, let's put it that way. So it took me many years to find my acting feet.

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Because lifestyles are changing constantly the rules of etiquette are changing too
a little slower than lifestyles perhaps, but still changing.

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You just have to be open and ready, and let it all happen.

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I'm not going to be dancing with the stars at this stage in my life. But I want to dance and bop around, and I did, and I can.

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Now the Gielgud Theater is a very famous old theater, because it was originally called the Globe, and the Globe is where my mother made her very first professional appearance in London, was at the Globe Theater.

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It's better not to try to learn all the lines by rote. It's a very bad idea, in fact. You have to do it by using the process, and as I say, the process is to learn during rehearsals, and that's how you'll do it.

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You learn the values that are inherent in the scene that the writer has written. You learn about who you as a character are in relation to those others who are working with you within that scene.

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Psychologically, you learn the values that are inherent in the dialogue, and you learn to apply it to the way you read the lines. That's acting. You're not yourself saying those lines, you're somebody else.

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I can't say that I pursued a career. I really didn't, it just sort of happened.

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I'd been out of the movies for years, I had had a wonderful stage career, yes, in musicals and so on, but you don't really make any money in the theater.

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All I knew how to do was to act. That's the only thing I had in my favor. That was the thing that propelled me forward.

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You learn a great deal that you can feed into your craft which gives you the experience that you actually need later on, when you start to get the really great roles. You've played that part to a certain degree in that picture, and you played that one in that, and so on. You add it all up, and you have that experience.

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I really wanted to go back to the theater, the live theater. That was the thing I had never had a chance to do, even though I had trained to be a stage actress.

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Everything I did actually helped to build the revenue, shall we say, of experience, which enabled me to play a variety of roles as I got older.

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I can't say that I deserve longlife; I don't. I've just been around long enough. They say, "My God, she's still here."

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I played the Piccadilly Theater with "Gypsy" and also the Old Vic, and I've done other shows in London, but not for 40 years.

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They're great devotees of Noel Coward in England, of course, he's a favorite son, and so to play Coward in London is such fun, and anyway, the role is such a crazy lady. I just love doing that.

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The collaboration really begins once the rehearsal starts. This is when the actor takes his place, because he becomes the one who is going to bring the words of the author off the page.

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