Mae West


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Mary Jane West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980), known as Mae West, was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture... more »

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  • ''When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I never tried before.''
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. As Frisco Doll, in the film Klondike Annie (1936).
  • ''Full blooded? Quite the antitheses. He's very anemic.''
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, response to Mrs. Gideon (Margaret Ham...
  • ''Flower Belle! What a euphonious appellation! Easy on the ears and a banquet for the eyes!''
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, reaction after hearing Flower Belle L...
  • ''I will be all things to you. Father, mother, husband, counselor, Japanese bartender.''
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, offer to Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) ...
  • ''I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.''
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, response to the hangman who asks if T...
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