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August 23, 2012

“She is a monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humour ….

I am coldly sarcastic with her to the point of outright contempt but she hears only what she wants to hear ….
She is a tired old woman and lives entirely on that weekly show which she has been doing and successfully doing for 19 years. Nineteen solid years of double-takes and pratfalls and desperate upstaging and cutting out other people’s laughs if she can, nervously watching the ‘ratings’ as she does so … I loathe her today but now I also pity her. I make a point of never seeing her again …. Milady Ball can thank her lucky stars that I am not drinking. There is a chance that if I had I might have killed her. Jack Benny, the most amiable man in the world, and one of the truly great comedians of our time, says that in 4 days she reduced his life expectancy by 10 years.” -- Richard Burton on Lucille Ball. [ - Walt Disney With Blood]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 23, 2012 8:40 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I won't be able to watch her again in the same way without these memorable words slashing through my brain.

Posted by: Jewel at August 23, 2012 11:10 AM

Thanks Sir Richard, you have articulated what I always intuitively knew.

Posted by: Casca at August 23, 2012 12:10 PM

i wouldn't suggest that we do so, but, is there at present any of this collosuls asses dna surviving? The motherfugger wanna fug pottymouth violet-eyes again and again

Posted by: jorja at August 23, 2012 12:12 PM

What Sir Richard was trying to say is that Lucy didn't put up with any of his nonsense (British condescending bullshit).

Lucy was beautiful, charming on stage anyway and as savvy as Buffet or anyone out there when business was concerned. If he or anyone else got in her way she flattened them. I wouldn't let Sir Richard or anyone else color my memories. Lucy was Lucy and Burton no doubt had his stinky British ass handed back to him when she turned him down. Don't know for sure but it makes sense. Lucy was hot.

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at August 23, 2012 4:27 PM

Burton's comments are in line with comments about Lucille Ball from other actors. Most actors/actresses probably aren't particularly nice or particularly intelligent people. It really doesn't matter, because only their public faces should concern us.

Posted by: Lorne at August 23, 2012 8:37 PM

"Most actors/actresses probably aren't particularly nice or particularly intelligent people"

Exactly why she hated them and nothing has changed.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2012 8:01 AM

No Lucy, no Star Trek. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Posted by: B Lewis at August 25, 2012 3:14 PM

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