I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung.
During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes in a row were nothing to me at one time.
Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them.
Most of the people who act and sing do so for their own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.
There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance.
I was always daydreaming about singing in big productions on Broadway.
If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly wrong with that kind of music. But the lyrics are another story.
My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight.
I know I'm fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.
Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums, I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York.
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