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The Autumn Defense

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The Autumn Protection arrived using the 21st century, capturing colors of the bygone era. Fronted by John Stirratt, longtime person in Wilco and previously Uncle Tupelo, the Fall Defense may be the consequence of a cooperation between Stirratt and musical compatriot Pat Sansone (who spent some time working with Joseph Arthur, Swan Dive, and Josh Rouse, to mention several). Sharing root base within the Southern rock and roll scene from the past due ’80s, both converged ten years afterwards in New Orleans after Stirratt’s conclusion of the Mermaid Avenue periods with Wilco and Billy Bragg. Between noontime highs and sliding sunsets, the Fall Defense develop a audio which both embraces and resists the moods of fall, therefore defines their name. The multi-instrumental duo run after sunlight westward towards the California coastline, gathering motivation from traditional L.A. pop and well-crafted melody within the ’60s and ’70s customs. Between soft harmonies and instrumental texturing, the organizations are luring: a track of the Seaside Boys or even a Wilson sibling? The Byrds, the Bee Gees, Breads, the Zombies, piano pop? Stirratt himself quotations the seminal Forever Adjustments (Like) as you shaping influence with their audio. The Fall months Defense’s first studio room effort discovered Stirratt delivering the majority of the composing, with Sansone flexing his skills in set up and engineering. Additional contributors included previous Wilco players Ken Coomer (drums) and Bob Egan (pedal and lap metal). The Green Hour premiered in 2000 on Stirratt’s personal Broadmoor label. Constantly busy with additional musical commitments, Sansone and Stirratt transported the Autumn Protection ahead in low equipment. Work started on the next album in the wintertime of 2002 in a friend’s studio room in Nashville, and following the passage of two summers and another winter season, and several volleys between Chicago and NY, Circles was prepared for launch in Oct of 2003 within the Market Rock and roll label. Circles exposed a far more earthy, pensive, and suitably autumnal disposition — a function of deeper beauty and maturity. The duo continuing making music collectively as their schedules allowed as well as the outcomes had been 2007’s self-titled recording and 2010’s Once Around. A 5th album, appropriately entitled Fifth, made an appearance at the begin of 2014.

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Full Name The Autumn Defense
Music Songs This Thing That I've Found, None of This Will Matter, The Swallows of London Town, I Can See Your Face, Calling Your Name, What's It Take, Can't Love Anyone Else, The Sun in California, August Song, Why Don't We, City Bells, We Would Never Die, Feel You Now, Under the Wheel, This Kind of Day, Written in the Snow, Canyon Arrow, Back of My Mind, Things on My Mind, This Will Fall Away, Under Electric Moon, Bluebirds Fall, Iowa City Adieu, Revolutionary Mind, Winterlight, Make It Through the Summer, Once Around, Recuperating From the War, Long Forgotten Love, I Want You Back, Why I'm Like This, Estate Remains
Albums The Green Hour, Fifth, Once Around, Circles, The Autumn Defense, Birds, Beasts, & Flowers


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1 She has Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry.
2 Aunt of Sam Daly, Kate Valentine and Emelyn Daly.
3 Nominated for the 2006 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Rabbit Hole".
4 Has three daughters with Georg Stanford Brown : Alisabeth Douglas Brown (b. December 12, 1968), Kathryne Dora Brown (b. February 10, 1971), and Alyxandra Beatris Brown (b. October 1, 1985).
5 Graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
6 Although low-key compared to other acting families, The Dalys (Tyne, Tim Daly, and father James Daly) are actually one of the most successful families in TV history, with four shows lasting at least six seasons.
7 Won Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of Gypsy.
8 She was escorted by her longtime friend, former Cagney & Lacey (1981) co-star John Karlen, to the 2003 Emmy Awards. After Ms. Daly won the Emmy (for her role of Maxine on Judging Amy (1999)), Mr. Karlen gave her a hug and kiss which was caught on camera during the TV broadcast. Ms. Daly then went on to pay a brief but warm tribute to Mr. Karlen in her acceptance speech.
9 Appeared with actress-daughter Kathryne Dora Brown in The Wedding Dress (2001).
10 Ex-sister-in-law of Amy Van Nostrand.
11 Recently spoke at the March for Women's Lives Rally in Washington, D.C.
12 Appeared before a rally in Washington, D.C., on the coldest day in three years to denounce the 2003 Iraq War.
13 Sister-in-law of Mark Snow.
14 Daughter Kathryne Dora Brown is an actress and daughter Alisabeth Brown is a potter.
15 Older sister of Tim Daly.
16 Daughter of James Daly and Hope Newell.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Piece of Eden 2000 Aunt Aurelia
The Simian Line 2000 Arnita
Execution of Justice 1999 TV Movie Goldie Judge
Absence of the Good 1999 TV Movie Dr. Marcia Lyons
Three Secrets 1999 TV Movie Shelley
The Magnificent Seven 1999 TV Series Ma Nichols
The Autumn Heart 1999 Ann
Veronica's Closet 1999 TV Series Emily Blair
Vig 1998 TV Movie Ellen
For Your Love 1998 TV Series Mary Winston
Tricks 1997 TV Movie Sarah
The Lay of the Land 1997 Dr. Guttmacher
The Perfect Mother 1997 TV Movie Elanie Podaras
Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions 1996 TV Movie Mary Beth Lacey
Bye Bye Birdie 1995 TV Movie Mae Peterson
Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling 1995 TV Movie Mary Beth Lacey
The Magic School Bus 1994-1995 TV Series Dr. Tennelli
Christy 1994-1995 TV Series Alice Henderson
The Nanny 1995 TV Series Mona
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again 1995 TV Movie Mary Beth Lacey
Cagney & Lacey: The Return 1994 TV Movie Mary Beth Lacey
Columbo 1992-1994 TV Series Dorothea McNally / Dolores
Christy 1994 TV Movie Alice Henderson
The Forget-Me-Not Murders 1994 TV Movie Dr. Archer
Scattered Dreams 1993 TV Movie Kathryn Messenger
No Room for Opal 1993 TV Movie Glorene
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1992 TV Series Cora Gibbs
Swamp Thing 1992 TV Series Carla Jeffries
Face of a Stranger 1991 TV Movie Dollie Madison
Wings 1991 TV Series Mimsy Borogroves
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 1991 TV Series Vicki Lindman
The Last to Go 1991 TV Movie Mary Ellen
Stuck with Each Other 1989 TV Movie Sylvia Cass
Cagney & Lacey 1981-1988 TV Series Mary Beth Lacey
Dolly 1988 TV Series Genevieve
Kids Like These 1987 TV Movie Joanna Goodman
Movers & Shakers 1985 Nancy Derman
The Aviator 1985 Evelyn Stiller
The Mississippi 1983 TV Series
Your Place... or Mine 1983 TV Movie Karen
Quincy M.E. 1980-1982 TV Series Anna Krushevitz / Kay Silver / Madeline Estes
Magnum, P.I. 1982 TV Series Kate Sullivan
Zoot Suit 1981 Alice Bloomfield
Lou Grant 1981 TV Series Melissa Cummings
A Matter of Life and Death 1981 TV Movie Donna
CBS Afternoon Playhouse 1981 TV Series Catherine Ellis
The Women's Room 1980 TV Movie Adele
Shirley 1979 TV Series Athena
Better Late Than Never 1979 TV Movie Ms. Davis
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 TV Series Abishag
Telefon 1977 Dorothy Putterman
Intimate Strangers 1977 TV Movie Karen Renshaw
Visions 1977 TV Series Ann
Speedtrap 1977 Niffty Nolan
The Enforcer 1976 Kate Moore
The Rookies 1973-1976 TV Series Amy Kennedy / Mary / Lucille Baker / ...
The Entertainer 1976 TV Movie Jean Rice
Medical Center 1970-1975 TV Series Liz Lathem / April / Barbara / ...
The Law 1975 TV Mini-Series Lucy
Lucas Tanner 1975 TV Series Jenny Milo
The Wide World of Mystery 1974 TV Series Laurie
Barnaby Jones 1974 TV Series Madge Winston
Larry 1974 TV Movie Nancy Hockworth
Doc Elliot 1974 TV Series Beth Ann Blackner
The Streets of San Francisco 1974 TV Series Mrs. Carlino
The Adulteress 1973 Inez Steiner
Hawkins 1973 TV Series Ellen Hamilton
The Man Who Could Talk to Kids 1973 TV Movie Susie Datweiler
Circle of Fear 1973 TV Series Anna Freeman
Mod Squad 1969-1972 TV Series Prudence Gordon / Dolores Abernathy
Play It As It Lays 1972 Journalist
Heat of Anger 1972 TV Movie Jean Carson
Young Dr. Kildare 1972 TV Series
Young Marrieds at Play 1971 TV Movie
Mission: Impossible 1971 TV Series Sareta Lane
McMillan & Wife 1971 TV Series Janet Benton
A Howling in the Woods 1971 TV Movie Sally Bixton
Longstreet 1971 TV Series Marcella Pierce
In Search of America 1971 TV Movie Anne
Angel Unchained 1970 Merilee
Ironside 1970 TV Series Joanna Leigh
The New People 1970 TV Series Kathy
John and Mary 1969 Hilary
CBS Playhouse 1969 TV Series Sarah
Judd for the Defense 1969 TV Series Sandy Jamieson
The Virginian 1968 TV Series Faith Bradbury
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Caroline Beale
Foreign Intrigue 1954 TV Series Girl
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 post-production
Basmati Blues 2017 completed Evelyn
Looking: The Movie 2016 TV Movie Justice of the Peace
Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015 Roz
Modern Family 2014 TV Series Mrs. Plank
Jacked Up 2013 TV Movie
Burn Notice 2010 TV Series Tina
Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 TV Movie Mabel Dodge Stern
Grey's Anatomy 2009 TV Series Carolyn Shepherd
Judging Amy 1999-2005 TV Series Maxine Gray
Undercover Christmas 2003 TV Movie Anne Cunningham
The Wedding Dress 2001 TV Movie Joan Delano

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bye Bye Birdie 1995 TV Movie performer: "A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore"
Dolly 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christy 1995 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 Documentary filming Herself
Today 2016 TV Series Herself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer
She's The Best Thing In It 2015 Documentary Herself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The View 2004-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Katie 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America 2012 Documentary Helen Oakley Dance (voice)
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2012 TV Series Herself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 Documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter: In Memoriam
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Angela Lansbury & Friends Benefiting Salute to Terrence McNally 2011 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry 2008 Video documentary short Herself
The Business End: Violence in Cinema 2008 Video documentary short Herself
The Evolution of Clint Eastwood 2008 Video documentary short Herself
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry 2008 Video documentary short Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Breaking the Laws of TV: The Making of 'Cagney & Lacey' 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Who Needs Sleep? 2006 Documentary Herself
Character Studies 2005 TV Series Herself
Just the Facts 2004 TV Movie documentary Actress
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Documentary: National March on Washington Against the War on Iraq 2003 Documentary Herself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
CBS Cares 2001 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
So Graham Norton 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Noel's House Party 1997 TV Series Herself
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury 1996 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Herself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
CBS This Morning 1988-1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Brunhilde 'Hildy' Esterhazy
Reading Rainbow 1993 TV Series Herself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 1992 Pacific Center HIV - AIDS Benefit 1992 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Sesame Street 1992 TV Series Herself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 5th Commitment to Life Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1991 TV Movie Herself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1990 TV Special Herself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
Working in the Theatre 1990 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Hour Magazine 1987 TV Series Herself
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in TV-Series Drama
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter (as Tyne Daly Brown)
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Herself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Destination Nicaragua 1986 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The 34th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something Special in Films 1976 Documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Actor, 'Cagney & Lacey'
Britain's Favourite Detectives 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself (1986)
Inequality for All 2013 Documentary Mary Beth Lacey
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Actors and Actresses
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2002 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards · Amy Brenneman
2001 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Supporting Actress of the Year in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2000 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Christy (1994)
1995 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television Awarded on March 29, 1995 at 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Lady Gumshoe Cagney & Lacey (1981) · Sharon Gless
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Coolest Crime Fighting Team Cagney & Lacey (1981) · Sharon Gless
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album · John Lithgow
· Lily Tomlin
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper Duo Cagney & Lacey (1981) · Sharon Gless
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Drama Judging Amy (1999)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a New Drama Series Judging Amy (1999)
2000 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress in a New Series Judging Amy (1999)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Christy (1994)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Christy (1994)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Wings (1990)
1988 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Cagney & Lacey (1981)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special Intimate Strangers (1977)


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#Quote
1 I wish it was possible to do the work and not have to talk about it, but it is traditional in the theater to go into the village square and bang the drum and say, 'Come see this show, come see this show.'
2 The first time I was nominated for an award for professional acting, I was in my mid-twenties. I was married and the mother of my first two daughters. I had been working for near to 15 years.
3 Oh yes, this is my third grandchild and my second granddaughter. She came on the 12th of May and it's Kathryne's first child. My daughter, Alisabeth, has two teenagers so this new one is a great joy.
4 What I like is the acting itself. But I'm a lousy celebrity. I'm not interested in selling my private life. I take my private feelings to the work, but I want there to be a difference between me and whoever it is I'm playing.
5 On working with her daughter Kathryne: A couple of summers ago we did The Agamemnon. That was really thrilling because it was not only playing with Kathryne, which is always fun, but going back to the big guys, the old guys, the classic guys. That's pretty delicious. She was also on Judging Amy for a while but they didn't want to put us together much because we look quite a bit alike when you see us side by side. She was playing a character that bore no relationship to Maxine Gray. We also did a picture called The Wedding Dress together.
6 Before Cagney & Lacey (1981) we didn't follow officers home to find out what they did when they took their badges off and emptied their guns. So the idea that these women also had lives outside of work was really interesting to play.
7 There was this wonderful trick of going to the theater with my parents and sitting in the audience under the watchful eye of an usher, and then these other people would come on the stage: They spoke differently and had different clothes and hair. Afterward, they would come back, and they were my parents again. It was magic.
8 I think mothers get a raw deal in American culture, so I've been defending them. I have three daughters, and I know that as they become mothers, they got a lot more gentle towards me!
9 In sixth and seventh grade, my two best friends and I pretended to be horses. Every day after school, we would gallop around, whinnying and stamping our hooves and tossing our manes - for hours.
10 Many more people saw me on TV than will ever get to see me on stage, but I do love being in the same room as the people I'm telling the story to.
11 I don't want people instructing me what to do with my body; I don't want the government to tell me what I can do in my bedroom, with my body, or with whoever I choose to love.
12 When I got married, my marriage was illegal in 17 states because my husband had a different skin color than I did. And we saw those laws go down one at a time.
13 The director's job is full of all sorts of annoyances and details - like how many cars are on the street. Ugh. I don't want it. I like my gig. And I feel that for the next 30 years or so I can keep learning more about it.
14 I never played the 'decoration,' I always played the one who suffered. And then I got very lucky in my middle career, when I started playing the hero, which at that point was quite rare for women.
15 I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one!
16 I'm sorry I didn't wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I'm getting highly paid.
17 I'm not glamorous, I don't have a look, I don't know anything about opera, I have no Italian, and I'm too old.
18 I believe imagination to be a uniquely human gift. The reason I like my job, and have liked it for more than half a century, is that I get to use my imagination.
19 My job always is to play a person, not to judge her.
20 I do games of solitaire when I get home to quiet my spirits.
21 The art of acting is to pitch good. You do the pitching and hope that the other person catches the ball and does some good pitching back to you.
22 I am pretty sure that all young human beings have, at one time or another in their growing-up, been actors. They have used their imaginations to carry them away from painful or confusing situations... have imagined themselves to be more powerful or beautiful or brave or loving than they are.
23 I was raised to be in service to something larger than myself. A lot of actors concentrate on what they will get out of the profession, rather than what they can offer it. The way I see it, if you come with something to offer, you can offer it forever.
24 I don't have a waist: I'm a breadbox on top of legs.
25 My time on television began, and I started playing victims. I did about 10 or 12 years of them, which gets boring, right?
26 I went into the family business. To me, it was the norm and not the exception.
27 You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood.
28 Women are usually only interesting to studio executives when they are fecund, between the ages of 15 and 30. I decided to get through the really tough patch, around 50, by just cutting my price and playing ten years older. I didn't want to have to wait until I was an old lady to play one.
29 Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices.
30 I am a greedy actor in the sense that I like the big bites. Put a big fat steak in front of me, and I will eat it.
31 I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.
32 Sweat makes good friendship cement.
33 Both my parents were actors. I was schooled to think that acting was an important social service, that it was something that human beings need.
34 A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.
35 I don't take part in texting and those other things myself, so I don't really know if people put as much thought into messaging as they used to into writing letters.


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