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I find acting quite painful. I don't really want to strip away my innermost feelings. I don't want to be pained on stage -- I want to have a good time. But if I decide to do something, I somehow always manage to get it down -- whatever it is, to understand the inner working of it. I don't mean to sound pompous, but I can't give myself permission to do things badly.
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1952, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for a revival of "Pal Joey," and in 1971 as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of "No, No, Nanette." She was also nominated in 1966 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Sweet Charity."