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Diva/Mensch pair for March 1, 2023

We've arrived at 1960. The Best Actress Oscar that year went to Elizabeth Taylor for *BUtterfield 8.* Everyone thought it should have gone to Shirley MacLaine for *The Apartment* but it appears that the roller coaster drama of Taylor's personal life overshadowed MacLaine's deeply felt and touching performance. As MacLaine said to the Hollywood Reporter, "I lost to a tracheotomy."

Diva: Elizabeth Taylor, *BUtterfield 8*

Mensch: Shirley MacLaine, *The Apartment*

Here's a wonderful overview of the whole story:

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