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Lynn Fontanne
(1887-1983) born on
Dec 06
US actress. She formed, with husband Alfred Lunt, one of the great stage duos: "O Mistress Mine," 1946 and "The Visit," 1960.
         
   
F
Warm the pot first, please, then put two heaping teaspoonfuls in the pot no bags in boiling water, and when it's in, stir it. And when it comes here, I will stir it again.

R
We can be bought, but we can't be bored.
A
I lied to everybody. I lie very well, being an actress, naturally.
N
When I am on a stage, I am the focus of thousands of eyes and it gives me strength. I feel that something, some energy, is flowing from the audience into me. I actually feel stronger because of these waves.
K
One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Telling a butler how to make good tea; in NY "Times," 24 Apr 1978.
R: On offers from Hollywood, interview on Milwaukee's WMVS TV, aired in NYC 22 Jun 80.
A: On refusal to reveal her true age, even to her husband Alfred Lunt; in NY "Times," 24 Apr 1978.
N: In "Actors on Acting," part 13, eds. Toby Cole and Helen Krich, 1970.
K: On being married for 55 years to costar Alfred Lunt; in NY "Times," 24 Apr 1978.
   


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