Monday, January 31, 2011
"She was 41 on January 31 and there are those who maintain that on a clear night she doesn't look a minute younger" George Frazier, Life Magazine profile Feb 15, 1943
Apropos of nothing except that today would be her 109th birthday and I have wanted to use Frazier's quote for a very long time.
Ms. Bankhead's sole public exception to the story was having been described as "having lumbered across the room." Most unlady like.
Cover girl Betty was pretty hot too, in 1943.