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Oscar Levant

Data de nascimento: 27. Dezembro 1906
Data de falecimento: 14. Agosto 1972


Oscar Levant foi um pianista, ator, comediante e compositor. Ficou mais famoso por seus personagens mordazes no rádio, televisão e cinema, do que por seu trabalho como músico.

Citações Oscar Levant


„Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.“

— Oscar Levant
As quoted in Jewish Wit (1962) by Theodor Reik, p. 104, also in Inquisition in Eden (1965) and Whatever It Is, I’m Against It (1984) by Nat Shapiro.

„I would like to have been present, if I could have my choice of all moments in music history, when Stokowski suddenly became conscious of his beautiful hands. That must have been a moment. Like stout Cortez [sic] on a peak in Darien (I know it was Balboa) he saw before him a limitless expanse, a whole uncharted sea that might be subjected to his influence, free from the encumbrance of a baton.“

— Oscar Levant
In "Music in Aspic," Harper's Magazine (October 1939) and A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); as quoted in "Lightning Wit Plays On American Musical Scene; Oscar Levant Answers Unspoken Request for 'Information, Please' With Uncensored Comments on Exalted Persons" by Ray C. B. Brown, in The Washington Post (January 14, 1940), p. E4


„He writes the kind of music you whistle on the way into the theater.“

— Oscar Levant
On Sigmund Romberg, as quoted in Dancing in the Dark (1974) by Howard Dietz, p. 61

„There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.“

— Oscar Levant
As quoted in Celebrity Register: An Irreverent Compendium of American Quotable Notables (1959) by Cleveland Amory.


„The difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that the Democrats let the poor be corrupt, too.“

— Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant, as quoted in "Oscar the Magnificent"

„I envy people who drink — at least they know what to blame everything on.“

— Oscar Levant
As quoted in The Portable Curmudgeon (1992) by Jon Winokur, p. 88.

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