Famous last words
Olivier, Laurence (1907-1989) "This isn't Hamlet, you know, it's not meant to go into the bloody ear." (To his nurse, who spilt water over him while trying to moisten his lips.)
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) "Put out the light."
Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953) "I have just had eighteen whiskeys in a row. I do believe that is a record."
Astor, Lady Nancy (1879-1964) "Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying?" (Seeing all her children assembled at her bedside in her last illness.)
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861) "Beautiful." (When asked by her husband how she felt)
tClaudel, Paul (1868-1955) "Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?" her works] "I can't sleep."
Coward, Noel (1899-1973) "Goodnight my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow." (On going to bed.)
Crosby, Bing (1903-1977) "That was a great game of golf, fellers
Dean, James (1931-1955) "My fun days are over." (Shortly before his fatal car crash”
Jolson, Al (1886-1950) "This is it. I'm going. I'm going."