GBS as Heartthrob

In conversation with George Bernard Shaw and his wife, writer Patrick Mahony asked Mrs. Shaw how she had coped with her husband’s many female admirers. by way of reply, Mrs. Shaw began to recount an anecdote: “After we were married there was an actress who pursued my husband. She threatened suicide if she were not allowed to see him . . . ”
“And did she die of a broken heart?”
“Yes, she did,” interrupted Shaw. “Fifty years later.”

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