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Edith Evans
(1888-1976) born on
British actress. She was celebrated for her unique voice and speech pattern.
         
   
F
. . . actresses are such very dull people off the stage. We are only delightful and brilliant when we are doing what we are told to do. Off stage we are awful chumps.

R
When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?
A
I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
N
A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier.
K
Death is my neighbour now.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: As quoted in Dame Edith Evans, ch. 12, by Bryan Forbes (1977).
R: The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 30 Sept 1956
A:
N: As quoted in Dame Edith Evans, ch. 13, by Bryan Forbes (1977).
K: Said a week before her death. BBC radio interview, 14 Oct 1976
   


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