Actors Stories: Who Said It?

Angela Lansbury with her Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1996
When the first Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards premiered on March 8, 1995, it opened with a speech by Angela Lansbury introducing the concept behind the SAG Awards and the Actor statuette, and a little of her own history as a performer:
I've been Elizabeth Taylor's sister, Spencer Tracy's mistress, Elvis' mother and a singing teapot.
She ended by telling the assembled audience of SAG Awards' nominees and presenters:
Tonight is dedicated to the art and craft of acting by the people who should know about it: actors. And remember, you're one too!
This began a tradition of the SAG Awards opening with a distinguished actor telling the audience a bit about their perceptions of their craft or some brief biographical anecdote. Over the years it transitioned into involving more actors telling shorter stories, allowing room for actors of all ages and backgrounds to tell tales of many different emotional tones. Since 2003 more than sixty actors have told their stories, almost always ending with the signature, "I am an actor".

This week as we lead up to the SAG Awards on Sunday, we will be releasing six of our favorite past stories with the actor's names omitted. Your job? To guess who said it! Check back here everyday through Saturday for a new Actors Story Quiz question.

Today's Actors Story:

When I was in the sixth grade I told my mother that I wanted to be an actress and she said that I would grow out of it. Mom, it hasn't happened yet. I'm                    , and I'm an actor.

Who could it be? Click through to find out the answer!



The answer: Marcia Cross

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