Oscar Levant


Born
in The United States
December 27, 1906

Died
August 14, 1972


Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He was more famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, than for his music.


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Memoirs of an Amnesiac

4.08 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1965 — 2 editions
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A Smattering of Ignorance

4.05 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1939 — 2 editions
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The Unimportance Of Being O...

4.22 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1968
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Blame It On My Youth

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“There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
Oscar Levant

“I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.”
Oscar Levant

“Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.”
Oscar Levant

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