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Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn were definitely born to be Van Gogh and Gauguin. I tend to exclaim "who are ... illustrate articles. Fake paintings may never quite match the real thing, but fake artists are almost always an improvement. Peasemarch.

Kirk Douglas was born to be just about every part he played - Spartacus, Vincent, Dempsey Rae and every soldier-with-a conscience he ever portrayed.
Tony Quinn, OTOH and IMHO was born to play Zorba the Greek and was prevented from doing so only by Kazantzakis' inexplicable delay in waiting until 1943 to write it and 1952 to have it translated into English. The delay until 1964 to film it was beyond his control. Before 1964 Quinn gave us Zorba the Spaniard, Zorba the Mexican, Zorba the Native American (several times), Zorba the Hun, Zorba the Hunchback, Zorba the Inuit, Zorba the Howeitat and many more but we could not see, for Michael Cacoyannis was spending too much time in the Theatre. Post-1964 we got Zorba the Pirate, Zorba the Paratrooper, Zorba the Mafioso (several times), Zorba the Pope and many more. And this time we knew who we were watching.
Not that I don't like watching the Mighty Quinn - far from it. And I treasure the observation from a woman journalist who interviewed him once - " He told me he wanted to impregnate every woman in the world. At first I didn't realise he meant it literally."

John Dean
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Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn were definitely born to be Van Gogh and Gauguin. I tend to exclaim "who are ... to illustrate articles. Fake paintings may never quite match the real thing, but fake artists are almost always an improvement.

Any fake has to be better than Damian Hirst or Tracy Emin. And my fridge and my bedroom are certainly better art than they ever managed. As for paintings, the beauty of it is that the real thing probably is usually a fake. You can't seriously tell me they knew how to paint as well as Leonardo back in the fifteenth century. I bet Joey would back me up on this.
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Appologies if i have posted incorectly. just thought you might be able to help. My friend and I are having ... but would like to know if there is a seperate word definition for a woman who has NEVER been married.

I think that is spinster, now more likely bachelorette.

I think a widow or divorcee is not a spinster these days, no matter what the dictionary says.
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I think that is spinster, now more likely bachelorette.

It seems to me that I remember hearing that there's a difference. How can I put this delicately? Let's say that neither has had a husband, but only the spinster hasn't had ... well, I'll let you figure it out for yourself.
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