Adolph Marx (November 23, 1888 - September 28, 1964)
If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world’s against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.
Constance Frances Marie Ockelman (November 14, 1922 - July 7, 1973)
There’s no doubt I was a bit of a misfit in the Hollywood of the forties. The race for glamor left me far behind. I didn’t really want to keep up. I wanted my stardom without the usual trimmings. Because of this, I was branded a rebel at the very least. But I don’t regret that for a minute. My appetite was my own and I simply wouldn’t have it any other way.
Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 - June 11, 2012)
I don’t care — I want to be in that film! I would even be a gate or part of the scenery just to be in it!
[Ann Rutherford, after Louis B. Mayer told her he would not loan her out to David O. Selznick for the ‘nothing’ role of Carreen O’Hara, Scarlett’s sister, in Gone with the Wind (1939)]
Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan (October 28, 1902 - December 26, 1986)
[On playing the title part in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)]. The most memorable thing I did in that film, I believe, was my screaming. In almost all my movies since, I’ve been called upon to scream. I don’t know if it’s by chance, but I would like to think that I’m not hired for that talent alone.
Catherine Fabienne Dorléac (October 22, 1943)
I have no fear of aging. I am still working. When you are young you suffer and worry so much more - everything is so important and serious, but with time things get better.
Gladys Georgianna Greene (October 17, 1900 - June 19, 1991)
It’s a strenuous job every day of your life to live up to the way you look on the screen.
Margarita Carmen Cansino (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987)
Sensitive, shy — of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.
Angela Brigid Lansbury (October 16, 1925)
[On handling the early success and Oscar nominations while still being in her teens.] I was a very serious teenager at that time and I considered the work to be the most important thing and I concentrated on that. I was a bit goody goody. I didn’t fool around at all, which is a bit of a shame, I think. I’ve missed on a lot of fun, but I’ve made up for it later [laughs].
Julia Elizabeth Wells (October 1, 1935)
A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastrojanni (September 28, 1924 - December 19, 1996)
They come for you in the morning in a limousine; they take you to the studio; they stick a pretty girl in your arms… They call that a profession? Come on!
Sofia Villani Scicolone (September 20, 1934)
There IS a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990)
There is no one who would have me - I can’t cook.
Ingrid Berman (August 29, 1915 - August 29, 1982)
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.
Photo: Arch of Triumph (United Artists, 1948)
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (August 17, 1943)
Nobody has moved me from my seat yet. But, just in case, I’ve bought my own restaurants.
Maureen FitzSimons (August 17, 1920)
I’m very lucky I really had some wonderful movies.