Sharon: My color is yellow. But it has to be a particular shade of yellow.
Tyne: (Laughing) "Buoyant Spring!" Sharon is a "Buoyant Spring." Now ask me why I know that. (I ask how she knows that) I know she's a "Buoyant Spring" because her grandmother took her to have her color chart done when she was going to become a lady of society, before she learned her true calling. (Sharon laughs) I had never heard of a color chart …
Sharon: Well, I treated Tyne to hers, and Tyne is a "Metallic Autumn."
Sharon: Very dramatic.
Tyne: I can do gold and silver and brass all together.
Sharon: Mixed metals.
Tyne: Anyway … Bill?
(AARP: Oh, yeah. I'm supposed to ask questions here, aren't I? You get along so wonderfully. Aren't two leading ladies supposed to hate each other?)
Sharon: That's what the press tried to do. They just could not conceive of two people — especially actresses …
Tyne: (defiantly) Yeah.
Sharon: … sharing the limelight together and getting along. And we really loved each other.
Tyne: (tenderly) Yeah. After awhile there was a determination that they wouldn't be able to divide and conquer. Some producers and some directors feel that's necessary to keep some kind of weird dramatic tension going.
Sharon: Name names, Tyne! We swore allegiance from the beginning. I would like you to know that I was the third "Cagney" (Loretta Swit played the role in the pilot movie; Meg Foster played Cagney during the show's first season). And Tyne Daly is the most generous, generous actor.
Tyne: I'm not …
Sharon: She welcomed me as if she had not had anybody before me. And I know her heart was hurting because she loved her last Cagney.
Tyne: Yeah, Meg and I got to be pals, and there's always pain involved in situations where you're getting to be buddies …
Sharon: The first scene we filmed for the show, we were out at some bar someplace. I was running across the street and fell. That was my entrance as Cagney. I was not supposed to fall.
Tyne: (Chirpily) Well, I think falling on your face, or your butt, is always a very good way to start! Anyway, I don't know how generous I am. I was just …
Sharon: You are!
Tyne: … interested in, you know, the product we were making.
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