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Quotation by Tallulah Bankhead
... all my life I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.
Tallulah Bankhead (1903–1968), U.S. actress. Originally quoted in an October 19, 1964 London newspaper. As quoted in Tallulah, photograph section at back, by Brendan Gill (1972).
The Southern-born actress was explaining "why she calls everybody 'dahling.'" Parenthetically, Bankhead was known to be a heavy drinker.
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