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A Star Is Born: Phylicia Rashad turns 69 today

 (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

I can't proceed as a human being and I certainly can't proceed as an artist if I focus on racism. I learned that from my mother early on, who did everything to keep her young children from being permanently scarred. From her I learned that the spirit is much bigger than man-made law.

Phylicia Rashad, 1997

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