In 1979, she starred in her first one-woman show, GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN, which ran for eighteen months in New York and four years on the road. The production garnered a GRAMMY for the Caedmon recording, The Outer Critics Circle award
for Best Production, a Drama Desk award
for Best Actress as well.
Did You Know?
[About "Ursula" in The Little Mermaid
(1989)] Many people call her an octopus and I'm so knowledgeable, I have to correct. She is not an octopus, she is a squid. And they ask what that means. She has six tentacles instead of eight which makes it less expensive to draw.
As a devout Roman Catholic, her religious views inform her choice of what roles to accept, and in which productions to appear. She is reportedly a supporter of the Republican Party.