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“Margo Channing is the star of the theater. She made her first stage appearance at the age of four in Midsummer’s Night Dream. She played a fairy and entered, quite unexpectedly, stark naked. She has been a star ever since. Margo is a great star, a true star. She never was or never will be anything less or anything else.”

Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950) dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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happy 100th birthday, lena horne // june 30, 1917 - may 9, 2010 // “Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”

“Lena Horne is such a delicate beauty. When she decided it was show business for her, before she became of age, she had to be accompanied by her mother when she came to work at the Cotton Club. From bandstands…she went on to movies, and always with a dignity that gained respect. When se moved into Broadway plays, she turned down hundreds of lurcrative contracts because she would not play the part of a maid, a whore, or any of the other stereotypes.”
-Duke Ellington