‘She said what?!’
a new item to meappropriatestyle
featuring statements from outspoken women:
opinions, outlooks, observations
which they were more than willing to share.
Ruth Gordon (1896 – 1985)
an American actress of stage, film, television
screenwriter and playwright-
was a woman of undeterred determination.
At fifteen years old, convinced of her destiny to be a stage actress,
she left her hometown in Quincy, Massachusetts and headed to NYC
with only $50 to her name.
Told that she was of little beauty and little talent;
a critique of one of her early stage performances,
appeared in The New York Tribune and read:
‘Anyone who looks like that and acts like that must get off the stage.”
(quote from nytimes.com) –
she nonetheless, remained courageous and resolute.
Her perseverance eventually paid off.
(image from imdb.com):
The actress, Ruth Gordon
recipient of the Academy Award for her role in
She became the first American actress
to perform with the illustrious Old Vic Company, London.
She would go on to win an Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress
for her role as the witch in the film Rosemary’s Baby (1968).
The longevity of her career spanned over seventy years.
She was a woman of incredible vitality and stamina-
working at her craft until the day she died.
Plus, she certainly had a way with words.
A “She said what?!” quote by
Change can be a good thing.