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Oscar Levant

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

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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.

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„Tell me, George, if you had it to do all over, would you fall in love with yourself again?“

— Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant, as recounted by Levant in A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); quoted in "Books and Things" by Lewis Gannett, in The New York Herald Tribune (January 13, 1940), p. 11

„The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.“

— Oscar Levant
As quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 322.

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„The book should be a happy introduction to a character who, if he did not exist, could not be imagined.“

— Oscar Levant
S. N. Behrman, from his introduction to Levant's first book, A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); as quoted in "'A Smattering of Ignorance' Acute As Well As Amusing" by T.H.P., in The Hartford Courant (January 14, 1940)

„I am no more humble than my talents require.“

— Oscar Levant
As quoted in Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers of the Past (2005) edited by Carol A. Dingle.

„It would have been better if you had died and Gershwin had written the elegy.“

— Oscar Levant
Critiquing a musical tribute composed shortly after Gershwin's death (July 11, 1937) by an unnamed mutual friend; as recounted by Levant in The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965); and quoted in "On San Diego: You Can Bet On It" https://books.google.com/books?id=DAMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA2-PA272&dq=%22Oscar+Levant%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinnrf4gNnRAhVHwiYKHWsVBrI4FBDoAQg3MAg#v=onepage&q=%22Oscar%20Levant%22&f=false by Tom Blair, in San Diego Magazine (September 2007), p. 272

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„I once said cynically of a politician, "He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it."“

— Oscar Levant
The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965), p. 13; also quoted in The Quotable Politician (2003) by William B. Whitman, p. 31.

„Ballet is the fairies' baseball.“

— Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant, as quoted in "Oscar the Magnificent" https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/161384355/ by Burt Prelutsky, in The Los Angeles Times (January 26, 1969), p. 468

„John O'Hara was a terrible bore as a young man—always looking for a fight, and making sure he never found one.“

— Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant, as quoted in "Oscar the Magnificent" https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/161384355/

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„Now that Marilyn Monroe is kosher, Arthur Miller can eat her.“

— Oscar Levant
Quip about Monroe's conversion to Judaism, on The Oscar Levant Show, as quoted in They Knew Marilyn Monroe: Famous Persons in the Life of the Hollywood Icon (2012) by Les Harding

„I have seizures of momentary sanity.“

— Oscar Levant
The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

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