Famous insults from Tony Curtis to Winston Churchill

PUBLISHED: 07:43 16 March 2011

Bessie Bradock MP: “Sir, you are drunk.”

Winston Churchill: “Indeed, Madam, and you are ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober.”

“It’s like being savaged by a dead sheep” – Labour’s Denis Healey on being criticised by the Geoffrey Howe in 1978.

Barbara Cartland was asked by a journalist whether class divisions had narrowed in her lifetime. She said: “Well of course they have, or I wouldn’t be talking to YOU.”

Notes written about Fred Astaire’s screen test for RKO Pictures in the early 1930s – “can’t act, can’t sing, can dance a little”.

When Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe were filming Some Like It Hot, he said that kissing the actress was “like kissing Hitler!”

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