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Barbara Stanwyck

  • Egotism — usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • [On a dull party:] It was a fête worse than death.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don't care what happened before. I don't even care if I was in the rest of the damn thing — I'll take it in those fifteen minutes.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • in Gary Herman, The Book of Hollywood Quotes ()
  • A star is only as good as her last picture.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • 1930, in Al DiOrio, Barbara Stanwyck ()
  • The more you kick something that's dead, the worse it smells.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • 1941, in Al DiOrio, Barbara Stanwyck ()
  • [On Marilyn Monroe:] Her body has gone to her head.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • in Boze Hadleigh, Hollywood Babble On ()
  • Just be truthful — and if you can fake that, you've got it made.

    • Barbara Stanwyck,
    • in Ronald Warren Deutsch, Inspirational Hollywood ()

Barbara Stanwyck, U.S. actor

(1907 - 1990)

Real name: Ruby McGee Stevens.