I will always be extremely and sincerely grateful to James Duff for creating this remarkable woman at a time when, culturally, we needed her. Gradually, McDonnell began to understand the business side of acting and how to make a living doing what she loved. When the original series was playing I was in New York living the bohemian life and doing theater. Parade of Homes So I knew eventually I wanted to make a living doing it. State University of New York at Fredonia. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Winter, spring, summer and fall — it was outstandingly beautiful.
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What are some of the difficulties in portraying a woman in power? I knew she was a role model. That was hard to witness. Neither I nor my representatives knew this was going to happen. What drew you to this role? Views Read Edit View history.