Ernestine at the Emmys, nominated for her brilliant re-interpretation of ‘Flash Dance’.

A night that begins in triumphant expectation– Ernestine was actually at Emmys for her performance in ‘Live and In Person’ – ends in tragic defeat and a blow to her self esteem when she loses to Cloris Leachman. But it’s not winning, it’s being nominated that matters.

ERNESTINE: “You’ve angered me and when you anger me you anger me and all the power necessary to tie up your lines for the next fifty years!”