Category Archives: Charming Gentleman

Viva la Famiglia: National Thank Your Mentor Day

“Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.” ~Donovan Bailey Today is National Thank Your Mentor Day and what better way to thank my mentor than here on Oh Lovely Lolo? A mentor is simply defined as an advisor. … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Cary Grant

For my 100th post, I thought I’d honor Cary Grant on his birthday! Thank you for reading Oh Lovely Lolo! Interviewer: “Everybody would like to be Cary Grant.” Cary Grant: “So would I.” Archibald Alexander Leach (1904-1986) was born on … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Sir Patrick Stewart

“It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.” ~Sir Patrick Stewart Patrick Hewes Stewart (1940- ) was born on July 13, … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Cole Porter

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.” ~Cole Porter Cole Porter (1891-1964) was born June 9, 1891, in Peru, Indiana to the pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Charles Lewis Tiffany and the History of Tiffany & Co.

“Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Truman Capote

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”  ~Truman Capote Truman Streckfus Persons (1924-1984) was born on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother, Lillie Mae Faulk, was 17 at the time of his birth and his … Continue reading

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Spooky Gentleman: Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my … Continue reading

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Spooky Gentleman: Tim Burton

 “I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.” ~Tim Burton Timothy William Burton(1958- ) was born on August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Dom Pierre Pérignon

“Come quickly, I am drinking the stars.” ~Dom Pierre Pérignon Dom Pierre Pérignon, Order of the Saint Benedict (1638- 1715) was born to a clerk of a local judge in the town of Saint-Menehould in the Champagne region of France. … Continue reading

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Charming Gentleman: Tennessee Williams

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.” ~Tennessee Williams Thomas Lanier Williams III (1911-1983) was born to a traveling salesman and a Southern belle in Columbus, Mississippi on March 26, 1911.  From the … Continue reading

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