“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, I mean if he can live on after he’s died, then maybe he was a great man. When they talk about success, they talk about reaching the top. Well, there is no top. You’ve got to go on and on, never stop at any point. To me, the only success, the only greatness for man is immortality. To have your work remembered in history, to leave something in this world that will last for centuries - that’s greatness.”
Happy Birthday, James Byron Dean (8th February 1931 - ∞)
“She was not the usual movie idol. There was something democratic about her. She was the type who would join in and wash up the supper dishes even if you didn’t ask her.“- Carl Sandburg
“Marilyn’s need to be desired was so great that she could make love to a camera. Because of this, her lust aroused lust in audiences, sometimes even among women. There was nothing subtle about it. She was no tease. She was prepared, and even eager, to give what she offered.” - William Manchester
“When you look at Marilyn on the screen, you don’t want anything bad to happen to her. You really care that she should be all right…happy.” - Natalie Wood
“I want to say to the people, if I am a star, the people made me a star. No studio, no person, but the people did.”
Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe (June 1st, 1926 - August 5, 1962)
“I came out of the war thankful to be alive, aware that human relationships are the most important thing of all–far more than wealth, food, luxury, careers, or anything you can mention.” - Audrey Hepburn
“She had her own personal style. She was not created by a studio. She didn’t need to be created. She simply was.” -Linda McEwen
“She had a quality no other actress had: a curious combination of lady and pixie. She was a joy to work with–enormous talent and no ego.” - Sidney Sheldon
“What is needed in order to really become a star is an extra element which God gives you or doesn’t give you. You’re born with it. You cannot learn it. God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek and there she was.” - Billy Wilder
“Joanne Woodward is very much a Mother Earth. And on our set of Sybil, we didn’t have junk food. We had crudité. And we had sliced fruit, and whole wheat bread and sunflower seeds from the health food store. And the crew looked at this and said, ‘Where’s our jelly donuts?’ But then, they fell in love with Joanne, because everybody falls in love with Joanne, she’s infectious. And these big grips, they were eating sunflower seeds, and saying, ‘Good trail mix, Ms. Woodward! Really good!’” – Sally Field
Happy Birthday, Joanne Woodward | b. February 27, 1930
Remembering “The King of Cool,” Dean Martin: June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995
I want to be remembered as a damn good entertainer, nothing spectacular. A good entertainer who made people enjoy themselves and made them laugh a little. I want them to think “He was a nice guy. He did pretty good and we loved him".
You know, when you just walked in here, I was sure you’d been sent by the family to deal with me. Like in a Viennese operetta, the young prince falls in love with the waitress at the rathskeller, and the prime minister is sent to buy her off.