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Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence. Ethel Waters#Intelligence 44
Ethel Waters#Intelligence 44
I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family. Ethel Waters#Family 44
Ethel Waters#Family 44
Mom never quit on me. My only regret is that she didn't live long enough to share some of the money and comforts my work in show business has brought me. Ethel Waters#Business 42
Ethel Waters#Business 42
We are all gifted. That is our inheritance. Ethel Waters#Gifted 40
Ethel Waters#Gifted 40
Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me. Ethel Waters#Mom 38
Ethel Waters#Mom 38
We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can. Ethel Waters#Mom 35
Ethel Waters#Mom 35
My whole family could sing. My family harmonized without any instruments to accompany them. Ethel Waters#Family 35
Ethel Waters#Family 35
Though I was excited about the Sojourner Truth play, it was not reassuring to think that my entire future might depend on the success of that one show. Ethel Waters#Success 32
Ethel Waters#Success 32
I had always loved John Ford's pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me. Ethel Waters#Death 28
Ethel Waters#Death 28
There is more openness in LA to possibilities than on the East Coast of America. There is a pioneering spirit there that stems from the reason people went out there in the first place-to find something new. Ethel Waters#America 26
Ethel Waters#America 26
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