I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
So it's like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge.
I just turned 66, and I'm starting to work again.
My fiancee and I recently eloped. We went on a fabulous honeymoon to Europe, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted without worrying about taking it easy.
And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.
Doing a series, every week you work with a new star.
For 40 years, I put my body through a tremendous amount of work.
I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children.
I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that - until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints.
I have done a series in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
I started out wanting to coach football.
I learn the whole script before I show up.
I've had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn't get, but something always came along that either made me better or was an even better role.
I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year.
I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry
Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back.
I was in the right place at the right time.
Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse
I've never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you're out of there.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
I think it's my nature to - every time I hear about an award or a nomination, it makes me realize how much I must've been losing before, because I was not aware that every major city had these critics' awards.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they're major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.
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