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famous last words

Donald O'Connor, on his deathbed:

"I'd like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get."

If you've never seen Singin' in the Rain, go rent it, just for O'Connor's Make 'em Laugh.


Singin' in the Rain is one of my all-time favorites, and was a showcase for O'Connor's brilliant comedic timing. Very sad to see him go.

About 20 years ago, I processed an application for life insurance for him at the company I worked for. So, being the fan that I was, I photocopied his signature. And I've still got it tucked away in my mementos.

True. His "Make 'Em Laugh" is well worth the price of purchasing the video all by itself.