Mudcat Café message #2627549 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59434   Message #2627549
Posted By: Peace
09-May-09 - 02:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Famous exit lines
Subject: RE: BS: Famous exit lines
I don't know whether anyone has yet posted the gem attributed to WC Fields (probably myth, but who knows with WC).

The story goes that as he was about to die--within minutes--he turned to Barrymore and said, "Lionel, I look back on the times I was rued to little kids and I'm sorry. The times I told stray dogs to get lost and when they didn't leav I kicked them. The times I was miserable to orphans and other people. Lionel, I'm sorry." Story goes that Fields then closed his eyes and seemed to expire. As Barryn\more was leaving the room, he heard a noise behind him. He turned, and Fields had raised himself to his elbows. He said, "Lione, on second thought, fuck 'em." THEN he died.