Ethel Barrymore was very particular about her manners and courtesy and expected others to follow her example. She invited a young actress to dinner at her house but her invitee failed to appear, and failed to offer any explanation or apology. When Barrymore ran into the woman days later, the woman lamely said, “I think I was invited to your house for dinner last Thursday.” “Oh, yes”, replied Ethel. “Did you come?”

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