Happy Birthday To Angela And Oscar!

I had no idea that Angela Lansbury shared a birthday with Oscar Wilde. Today, Miss Lansbury is 88 and Oscar would be 159. In honor of the latter’s occasion, The Guardian asks: Which are his wittiest remarks? I might select Lady Bracknell‘s remark from “The Importance of Being Earnest”: “To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” And isn’t it a shame that Angela never played Bracknell? It isn’t too late: she’s still trodding the boards around the world.

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