"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, December 9, 2013

Girl of the Day - Dina Merrill

Dina Merrill never became a huge star in Hollywood, but odds are that she's the richest actress ever... the heiress of the Post family fortune, and the daughter of Marjorie Post and E.F. Hutton.   The only movie I really remember her from is a mediocre Cary Grant/Tony Curtis submarine comedy called Operation Petticoat, but she's a lovely lady and apparently more accomplished as a businesswoman (she was a long-time board member for Lehman Brothers), than she was as an actress.   It's her 88th birthday today.

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