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"I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor. The only way that I could get away from the awfulness of life, at that time, was at the movies. There I decided that my big aim was to make money. And it was there that I became a very determined woman."


"I never thought of myself as a movie star. I'm just a working girl. A working girl who worked her way to the top -- and never fell off."


"My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax."


"When you're dead, you're dead. No one is going to remember me when I'm dead. Oh maybe a few friends will remember me affectionately. Being remembered isn't the most important thing anyhow. It's what you do when you are here that's important."


You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means -- the rich life, the applause, the parties cluttered with celebrities. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing. It is like a drug that lasts just a few hours, a sleeping pill. When it wears off, you have to live without its help.


I'm not going to say I'm sold on a five-day fair, and I'm not sure we can do it.


It's an experiment year for us too. We had a young rock band last night, more of a kid's or college age and the night before that we had Loggins and Messina , and it was a little older group. So this is a trial for us. We'll see if people enjoy it, if they come, if they don't we won't do it again.


I'm tickled to death,


(Without financial help,) we put out fires, ... That's not any way to maintain a piece of property. Right now it is just catch-up for us.


I'll cry tomorrow.


This is an opportunity for the community of South Dakota to take part in planning the future of the State Fair and this beautiful property. I truly hope to see people from across the state take part in this open meeting.


I don't know if that's entertainment or people with gas issues or what it would be, but I'm not concerned about it at this point.


Here we have this beautiful property. It is a state property. We should be very, very proud of it, and we should be taking care of it.


We had a very successful fair. We were thrilled.


I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor.


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