Sally Kirkland

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Quotes (9)

  • Sally: I have married thirteen couples. I am about to do a marriage next month.

  • Sally: I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression.

  • Sally: I suppose if I wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears to be sexual and spiritual at the same time.

  • Sally: I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous.

  • Sally: We wear our hearts on our sleeves and if people come at us with negativity, our strength, our armor is that the Sword of Truth.

  • Sally: For me, my salvation has always been painting, dancing, directing, producing, playing piano, writing poetry-creativity.

  • Sally: When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you are a movie star.

  • Sally: The only thing I could think of to do was to be an actress.

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Trivia (10)

  • In January 2008, Sally Kirkland was hospitalized for exhaustion. She later received treatment for sleep deprivation.

  • Sally Kirkland wed Shelley Winters and her partner Gerry DeFord, 10 hours before Shelley died in January 2006.

  • By starring in the 1968 production of Sweet Eros Sally became the first actress to appear naked in legitimate theater.

  • Sally Kirkland was a member of the Andy Warhol coterie and a student of Lee Strasberg.

  • Sally is the goddaughter of actress Shelley Winters.

  • Sally was named after her mother.

  • Sally's mother was the fashion editor at both Vogue and Life magazines.

  • Sally turned down the role of Helen Buckman in the movie Parenthood, Diane Wiest took the role, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.

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