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Myths And Legends

by | 9th, September 2004

‘THERE was a time when you had to be dead to be a true Hollywood legend, preferably leaving a young and beautiful corpse behind.

The legendary Nicole Kidman

Failing that, you could be accorded legend status if you were at least 70-years-old and had five failed marriages behind you.

Times, however, have changed and these days it is quite enough to have made a couple of decent movies and one journey to the divorce court.

The problem is that no-one has told Lauren Bacall.

The Mail reports that the 79-year-old twice-married actress objected to her co-star Nicole Kidman being described as a screen legend at a press conference to promote their new film, Birth.

Answering a question from GMTV’s Jenni Falconer, Bacall grumbled: ‘She’s not a legend. She’s a beginner. What is this ‘legend’? She can’t be a legend at whatever age she is.’

Not true, Lauren. As we say, the rules have changed and anyone over the age of 21 can be a legend – as legendary TV journalist Jenni Falconer noted.

Just as anyone with two or more GCSEs can be a genius, anyone with a face that doesn’t make dogs puke can be a supermodel, and anyone with a pulse can be a showbiz reporter…’

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