Monday, September 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

Robin Roberts: [Richard Rodgers] wrote it for you. He wrote it for you. And people don't realize that you were not even allowed to go to the opening, the opening party for your own show.

Diahann Carroll: The opening party in Detroit. That's right. It was a remarkable thing that Richard Rodgers should call me. I was not that well known. But whatever happened when he saw the television performances that I was doing, he decided to do a show for me. It's one of those magical, unbelievable things that happens in one's life, affects one's carreer and one's total life. It was a blessing and it catapulted me to other things.

Diahann Carroll about No Strings, for which she won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Actress on Good Morning America today. Diahann has a new book out: The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way


Bob said...

She was a magnificent Norma in Sunset Blvd. I sat front row. With my mom. Toronto. 1996. It was amazing.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Did I ever tell you about the time at least a dozen years ago that I sat right next to her on a flight from Philadelphia to LA? Not one word was spoken, sorry to say.

Sarah B. Roberts said...

But Steve! I'm shocked and chagrined.