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Quick Fact – A Splurge For a Splurge

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Each time her husband, Ernie Kovacs, lost big at poker, actress Edie Adams bought herself a chinchilla coat or antique harpsichord.

When the bills for those purchases arrived, he’d say, “We can’t afford this!”

She’d respond, “Simple, just stop gambling.”

Photo from The New York Public Library Digital Collections, 1967-1986, Billy Rose Theatre Division: “Edie Adams”



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