[Ads-l] antedating "birdbrain"

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 27 14:54:55 UTC 2020

1925  _New York Times_ Oct 11 X2/1

"What is the character portrayed by Miss Crews?  A middle-aged actress retired to private life, after years upon the stage.  A bird brain, utterly without mental processes, functioning entirely through the medium of the tawdry melodramas that have been her life."

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