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Оскар Левант

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

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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.

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„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.)

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„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
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."

„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

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„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.

„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.

„It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.“

— Oscar Levant
Describing himself, in lines he contributed to An American In Paris (1951), although officially credited to Alan Jay Lerner, as told in The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965); also quoted in The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects (1978) by Richard Kenin and Justin Wintle, p. 485.

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