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Death & Cinema - Last words

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Death end Cinema - Last words

Laurence Olivier in Hamlet

It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

Auguste Lumière last words

Inventor of Cinema10 April 1954: Auguste Lumière: "My film is over".

Charlie Chaplin last words

Charlie Chaplin, 25 December 1977 : "Why not? It belongs to him" - in reply to the priest at his deathbed who said, "May the Lord have mercy on your soul".

John Barrymore last words

American actor John Barrymore 29 May 1942: "Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him".

Marilyn Monroe last words

Marilyn Monroe to her doctor 5 August 1962: "Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you're a nice guy". 

Groucho Marx last words

American comedian and actor Groucho Marx 19 August 1977: "Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do!"

Douglas Fairbanks last words

American actor, screenwriter, director and producer Douglas Fairbanks 12 December 1939:  "I've never felt better".

Humphrey Bogart last words

American actor Humphrey Bogart 14 January 1957: "I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis"

Edmund Gwenn last words

English theatre and film actor Edmund Gwenn, 6 September 1959: "Yes, it's tough, but not as tough as doing comedy. When asked if he thought dying was tough".

Laurence Olivier last words

English actor and director Laurence Olivier 11 July 1989: "This isn't Hamlet, you know. It's not meant to go into the bloody ear" to his nurse, who spilt water over him while trying to moisten his lips. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the title character's father is killed when poison is dripped into his ear while asleep.

Jack Soo last words

Japanese American actor Jack Soo 11 January 1979: "It must have been the coffee". This was a reference to the running gag of his character Nick Yemana from the TV show Barney Miller having the reputation for making horrible coffee.

Rudolph Valentino last words

Italian actor, sex symbol, and early pop icon Rudolph Valentino 23 August 1926: "Don't pull down the blinds. I feel fine. I want the sunlight to greet me!"

W.C. Fields last words

American comedian and actor W.C. Fields 25 December 1946 : "Goddamn the whole friggin' world but you, Carlotta! "Carlotta" was Carlotta Monti, actress and Fields' mistress".

Theo van Gogh last words

Dutch Film director Theo van Gogh 2 November 2004: "Mercy, mercy! Can't we talk this over?". Theo said this to his murderer Islamic extremist Mohammed Bouyeri, just before the latter stabbed him in his throat. Van Gogh was well know for his Criticism of Islam.

Del Close last words

American theatre actor Del Close 4 March 1999: "Thank God. I'm tired of being the funniest person in the room".

Joan Crawford last words

American actress Joan Crawford 10 May 1977: "Damn it... Don't you dare ask God to help me" to her housekeeper who had begun to pray aloud.

Osamu Tezuka

Legendary Japanese cartoonist and animator Osamu Tezuka 9 February  1989: "I'm begging you, let me work!". He spoke these words as a nurse took his drawing board from his hospital bed and encouraged him to get some sleep.

Charles Frohman last words

American theatrical producer Charles Frohman 7 May 1915: "Why fear death ? It is the most beautiful adventure in life." Said before going down with the liner Lusitania, alluding to "To die will be an awfully big adventure" from Barrie's Peter Pan, which Frohman had produced.

Noel Coward last words

English playwright, director and actor Noel Coward 26 March 1973 : "Goodnight, my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow".


 

 
 

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