We watched this piece the other day and I noted the talent of a particular actor – Oscar Levant.  This morning I looked up a bio on him and found quite a character.  He was a child prodigy and also had mental issues.  They are detailed here.  One that caught my attention was: “schizophrenia beats dining alone.”  The other thing that struck me was the combination of ability and mental issues that underscored the concept that the higher the creativity, the more mental issues there are.  Reading his bio made arguing against that concept rather difficult.

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