I did 'Eubie!' on Broadway with the Hines brothers, 'Comin' Uptown' with Gregory Hines, and then 'Hairspray.'
What if Whitney was at her top, and we brought in a name like Whitney Houston, it would sell.
I think my performance in 'What's Love Got to Do With It' was powerful. I was so unafraid and confident. You know, it was the first mother of black Hollywood. I was Tina Turner's mama. That's what started it all. I had fallen in love right before that movie, and I had absolutely no fear in me.
I never thought I'd be using this phrase, but the pursuit of happiness - that's my right.
I don't know what to say about Jill Marie. The girls on 'Girlfriends' were all my babies.
I've had a wonderful life. The reason it's been a wonderful life is I've made conscious choices to get up, to basically love life.