I'm Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I'm Italian on Columbus Day. I'm a New Yorker every day.
Show business is fickle, and though I have been blessed with a healthy career, who knows how long that will last?
I truly believe that when a person makes a concrete decision and takes action towards a goal that they've set, that the universe will step in and provide opportunities.
I adore the designer B. Michael's curve-flattering gowns, but there is nothing better than jeans with a crisp white shirt.
I always watch the work I do.
When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer.
Chuck Cooper is a friend, and I adore him. He can do so many things.
Even though you're married, you're still individuals. You still have to grow and nurture your individuality.
Fortunately, I'm known as the hardest-working woman in showbiz, not to compete with James Brown. I've always been a multi-tasker.
Here's how I look at it: Life is full of challenges. Everybody has them. For some, it's health or family crises. I had a financial challenge.
I am always happy to use my song and dance training.
I believe in saying 'yes.' I love to work, and I always believe that the schedule can work out if everything is willing to allow it to work out.
I believe that you can always learn from observation.
I grew up in a funeral home. Both my parents were morticians.
I have Native American blood. I have African blood. I have European blood.
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