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Lillian Russell

  • You ought to try eating raw oysters in a restaurant with every eye focused upon you — it makes you feel as if the creatures were whales, your fork a derrick and your mouth Mammouth Cave.

    • Lillian Russell,
    • in Marie Dressler, The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling ()
  • I could never be lonely without a husband, but without my trinkets, my golden gods, I could find abysmal gloom.

    • Lillian Russell,
    • title essay (1914), in Djuna Barnes, I Could Never Be Lonely Without a Husband ()
  • So many pleasing episodes of one's life are spoiled by shouting. You never heard of an unhappy marriage unless the neighbors have heard it first.

    • Lillian Russell,
    • title essay (1914), in Djuna Barnes, I Could Never Be Lonely Without a Husband ()

Lillian Russell, U.S. actor

(1861 - 1922)

Born: Helen Louise Leonard.