Outstanding Lead Actress

Famous quotes containing the words outstanding, lead and/or actress:

    The theater is a baffling business, and a shockingly wasteful one when you consider that people who have proven their worth, who have appeared in or been responsible for successful plays, who have given outstanding performances, can still, in the full tide of their energy, be forced, through lack of opportunity, to sit idle season after season, their enthusiasm, their morale, their very talent dwindling to slow gray death. Of finances we will not even speak; it is too sad a tale.
    Ilka Chase (1905–1978)

    If strange men come from the house
    To lead her away do not say
    That she is happy being crazy;
    Lead gently astray;
    Let her finish her dance,
    Let her finish her dance.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
    Nance O’Neil (1874–1965)