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Did i really say that? With Lauren Bacall

Her most memorable line (from To Have and Have Not) "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." (1944)

On marriage "I never believed marriage was a lasting institution . . . I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever." (1970)

On her looks as a young model "I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing." (2002)

On growing older without a husband "I would hate now to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster? I'd prefer not to." (2005)

On not retiring "I am still working, I've never stopped and, while my health holds out, I won't stop. (2008)

On Humphrey Bogart "Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul." (2005)

On the ageing process "I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."(2005)

On her famously left-wing political views "Being a liberal is the best thing on Earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind." (2005)

On men "A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man -- a real man -- these days?" (1992)

On Hollywood divorce "In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting 50pc of the publicity." (1992)

After being called a legend by Nicole Kidman "If I'm a legend, I'm dead. Do you want me to be dead? Legends are of the past." (2006)