Died Today (December 5th): Robert Aldrich (1918–1983)

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robertaldrichRobert Aldrich (1918–1983)

Born: August 9, 1918 in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Died: December 5, 1983 (age 65) in Los Angeles, California, USA

I think I am a much more humorous and funny fellow, and I would like to do a comedy or a musical, and I think I could easily adapt to that because of my knowledge of music. But it has nothing to do with what you think of yourself, but only what others think of you.

[on Bette Davis] Now Davis is a tough old broad and you fight. But when you see what she puts on the screen you know it was worth taking all the bull.
[on Frank Sinatra] Unpleasant man. No one has yet worked out what really makes him tick. But he sings well.

[on Lee Marvin] Look, this feller is a pretty good boozer, he’s got a short fuse, but he can…

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