Actress Barbara Stanwyck was born on this day in 1907. Three years before her death in 1990, Stanwyck received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, and, in the forthright manner that had become her persona, showed her appreciation:
During her acceptance speech, Stanwyck made mention of...
...filmmaker Billy Wilder, who she claimed taught her how to kill (and then threw in a "Thank God!" for good measure.) What's she talking about? Let's take a quick look at her 1944 tutorial:
Jumpin' Jehosephat! Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray make two very ruthless people.
Even while grocery shopping!
But don't be too alarmed. They mellow out later on. After all...
...who has time for Murder One while raising a family?