a motley assortment of things
I just like the continue doing what I've been doing. A
melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn't hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I'll be a very happy person.
provide with sustenance
Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain
nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
I loved working with Valerie [Harper] That was the most wonderful
revelation to find that when we are on a set and we're playing our roles, we're like separated twins. We can almost finish each other's dialogue.
a divine manifestation
Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw. There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close, really close. But there was no magical
When the doctor said I had diabetes, I conjured images of
languishing on a chaise longue nibbling chocolates. I have no idea why I thought this.
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary
peripheral vision has been severely limited because of my diabetes, which means I can see just fine looking straight ahead. But if I am at a function with lots of people, I am constantly bumping into people - even kicking them!
characterized by clear expressive language
The kinds of shows that seem to work now, the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention. They're superficial and I like
sharply disagreeable, unpleasant, or harsh
Mrs. Coplin: I'm..uh..
abrasive, pushy, defensive...my husband is...uh...food-phobic, passive-aggressive...eh?...c'mon!
- Flirting with Disaster
My grandfather once said, having watched me one entire afternoon, prancing and leaping and
cavorting, ‘This child will either end up on stage or in jail.’ Fortunately, I took the easy route.
yield to; give satisfaction to
“I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do. Some people refer to it as
indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on.