Jack Benny and Marilyn at a Children’s Benefit at the Shrine Auditorium on December 4th, 1953.
I think she had a naivete. That’s how she was able to dominate… because she had no self-judgment, except on this deep level.
-L.M. Kit Carson
She was wonderful to watch… When she couldn’t think of anything else to do she danced. She would kind of dance across the room. She danced all the time.
I think Edie was one of those personages. When you came in contact with her, you came away with a deep impression of her. And then she moved in circles where almost automatically with that impression came a story or some sort of an event or a happening. Everywhere she went things began to buzz and happen around her.
- George Plimpton
She’s mischievous. Terribly mischievous. And she enjoys collaborating and colluding in this mischief, which is enchanting. So she’ll encourage you to join her in the mischief, and it’s cosmic mischief that is masquerading as dysfunction.
- John Palmer
That was her charm, you see. That whenever she talked to you she could just, she put like an energy on you. She had this ability to make you feel like she’s showing herself or concentrating on you, that you’re the only thing that- she’s very interested in you. She just made you feel warm. So, there’s nothing you can do about it except respond. You never could go away from her. You didn’t want to leave first.
-Wesley HayesHappy Birthday Edith Minturn Sedgwick (April 20, 1943-November 16, 1971)
God knows I’ve got so many frailties myself, I ought to be able to understand and forgive them in others. But I don’t.