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Оскар Левант

Дата рождения: 27. Декабрь 1906
Дата смерти: 14. Август 1972

О́скар Лева́нт — американский актёр, комик, телеведущий, пианист и композитор. Был известен своим едким и саркастичным характером, что снискало ему славу остроумного актёра. Шутки Леванта собственного сочинения часто можно было услышать в фильмах с его участием, а также на радио.

Снимался в таких фильмах, как «Рапсодия в блюзовых тонах» , «Американец в Париже» , «Вождь краснокожих и другие…» и многих других. Wikipedia

Цитаты Оскар Левант

„I have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself.“

—  Oscar Levant

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

„My last picture for Warners was Romance on the High Seas. It was Doris Day's first picture; that was before she became a virgin.“

—  Oscar Levant, книга The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965) http://books.google.com/books?&id=yWcIAQAAMAAJ&q=%22My+last+picture+for+Warners+was+Romance+on+the+High+Seas+It+was+Doris+Day%27s+first+picture+that+was+before+she+became+a+virgin%22&pg=PA192#v=onepage
A later paraphrase of this appeared in The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood (1972) by Max Wilk: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin."

„It certainly will be if you are still around.“

—  Oscar Levant

In response to Gershwin's query, "I wonder if my music will be played a hundred years from now"; as quoted in "George the Ingenuous" by Alexander Woolcott, in Cosmopolitan (November 1933); reprinted in Ch. IV: "'...A Young Colossus...'" https://books.google.com/books?id=ATcjgQTx0uIC&pg=PA45#v=onepage&q&f=false from Gershwin Remembered (1992) by Edward Jablonski, pp. 44-45
If George is around, it will. (This version was recounted by Howard Dietz in Dancing in the Dark (1974), p. 61, in response to a virtually identical query—i.e. as to whether Gershwin's music would still be played in 100 years—posed by Newman Levy.)

„A psychiatrist once diagnosed my troubles as “an abdication of will.”“

—  Oscar Levant, книга The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

„I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.“

—  Oscar Levant

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

„As a rule I never read bad reviews about myself because my best friends invariably tell me about them.“

—  Oscar Levant, книга The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

„Incompatibility. And besides, I think she hated me.“

—  Oscar Levant

On why his first marriage ended in divorce, in A Smattering of Ignorance (1940); as quoted in "Oscar Levant, A Musical Know-It-All, Writes Book About Music And Himself," https://books.google.com/books?id=rD8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&dq=incompatibility+%22i+think+she+hated+me%22&source=bl&ots=jaka7saxHY&sig=u4HIXFS2YCrP6tV1FRwspSLWO18&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMzIPMzdjRAhVCOyYKHQ_ECrYQ6AEIHzAD#v=onepage&q=incompatibility%20%22i%20think%20she%20hated%20me%22&f=false Life (February 5, 1940), p. 55

„Once he makes up his mind, he's full of indecision.“

—  Oscar Levant

On President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as quoted in The Nastiest Things Ever Said about Republicans (2006) by Martin Higgins, p. 83.

„What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.“

—  Oscar Levant

As quoted in On the 8th Day — God Laughed (1995) by Gene Perret, p. 95.

„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

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