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Mae West
Mae West was born August 17th, 1893, in Bushwick, New York, USA. She was best known as an actress and sex symbol who became equally well known for her bawdy double entendres. These led to a great number of well known famous (if not infamous!) quotes. She was also a playwright and screenwriter.

She first entered the world of "show business" at the age of five entertaining church locals. She began performing professionally in vaudeville at the age of fourteen. Eventually she moved on to Broadway. She encountered many censorship problems during her career and was even prosecuted on morals charges in 1927.

She was offered a contract by Paramount in 1932 and made her first movie at the age of thirty-eight. She continued to make movies until 1943 and then stopped. She continued to perform after her movie career was over on stage, on radio and on television. She did return briefly to the silver screen in 1970. Mae West died November 22nd, 1980, at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Famous Quotes & Quotations By Mae West:

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Women.

A girl in the convertible is worth five in the phone book.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Sex, Women.

A man has more character in his face at forty than at twenty - he has suffered longer.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men.

A man in the house is worth two in the street.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men.

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Love.

A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Love.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Love.

You may admire a girl's curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Body, Women.

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Promises.

Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Sex, Time.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Decisions.

Brains are an asset to the woman in love who's smart enough to hide 'em.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Intelligence, Love, Women.

Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Body.

Don't come crawlin' to a man for love - he likes to get a run for his money.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Love, Men.

Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men.

Don't ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Mistakes.

Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men.

Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Marriage, Men, School.

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men.

Girls, give all your gentlemen friends an even break, even if you have to break them in the attempt.
~ Mae West Quotes - Category: Men, Women.

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