The double Oscar winning German born actress Luise Rainer died at the end of last year, aged 104. Many reported her own description of an encounter with MGM head Louis B Meyer.
"I was one of the horses of the Louis B. Mayer stable," she said "and I thought the films I was given after my Academy Awards were not worthy. I couldn’t stand it anymore. Like a fire, it went to Louis B. Mayer, and I was called to him. He said, ‘We made you, and we are going to kill you.’
“And I said: ‘Mr. Mayer, you did not make me. God made me. I am now in my 20s. You are an old man,’ which of course was an insult. ‘By the time I am 40 you will be dead.’” (She was not quite right. She was 47 when he died. But she outlived him by more than a half-century.) I wonder of she had been reading her catechism to get that statement?