Laughton's brothers invited a procession of priests to attend the dying man, as he lay drugged and gasping for air. Laughton mused, "I wish they were more intelligent."
It was on this date, June 21, 1905, that French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris. Through his mother, Anne-Marie Schweitzer, Sartre was a great nephew of medical missionary Albert Schweitzer. He grew up fatherless and was reared by his grandfather, who called him Poulou. Working as a teacher from 1931 to 1945 […]