My mother was against me being an actress – until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!
Growing older doesn’t bother me.
I dress for women and I undress for men.
I didn’t care about being the ‘star.’ I just wanted to make a living and have a consistent career.
I think it was sexier when you didn’t have to take it all off.
Without Police Woman I wouldn’t have had a career. The show started about the same time the women’s movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow.
You can’t stop the aging process. There’s only so much oil you can put on your body. I’ve always just tried to go with my age. If the part requires somebody a little younger or older, I can probably get away with that.