Her Favorite Things
(The original at Marissa Messier's Broadway Actors site is no longer available.
I have preserved its wording.)
- Nicholas Nickleby (that's the production, I guess), Twelfth Night
- The Bicycle Thief
- Gene Hackman, Liam Neeson, Alec Guiness, Sir Ralph Richardson
- Edith Evans, Colleen Dewhurst, Susan Sarandon
- Richard Jones, Max Stafford-Clark, Andre Servan, Garland Wright
- Song from musical
Depends on my mood
- Role played
- Mrs. Warren, Hedda [Gabler], Cherubino, Amanda (Glass Menagerie)
- Ice cream flavor
- Breakfast food
- rye toast
- Reeses peanut butter cups
- Anna Karenina, One Hundred Years of Solitude, mysterie stories (esp. Dorothy Sayers and Ngaio Marsh)
- Green, red
- TV Show
- Law and Order
- Cartoon character
- Mighty Mouse, the Gargoyles
- Historical Figure
- Joan of Arc
- Record album
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Art of Bee Caauto with Joan Sutherland
All it takes to be a great actor is absolute sincerity. If you can fake that, you've got it made. (Fred Allen?)◊
- The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Sunday New York Times Magazine—for the crossword puzzle
- Talk show host
- Steve Allen
◊Evidently Ms. Clarke was citing the following from memory:
The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Thus quoth George Burns, who in turn adapted a quote from Groucho Marx:
The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The Burns quote, in various forms, apparently makes it way through introductory college courses in drama. That's probably how Ms. Clarke first heard it.
—Andy West, 9 November 2004.
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Last updated 4 April 2011.