Elaine May


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Elaine May (born April 21, 1932) is an American film director, screenwriter and actress. She achieved her greatest fame in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines in partnership with Mike Nichols. She is a two time Academy Award nominated screenwriter and also the mother of Oscar nominee Jeannie Berlin.

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  • ''The only thing experience teaches you is what you can't do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired.''
    Elaine May (b. 1932), U.S. comedienne and movie-maker. As quoted in Reel Women, part 2, by Ally Acker (1991). Said in 1975.
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