Who is oscar solomon straus?

Famous quotes containing the words oscar and/or solomon:

    It is not always possible to predict the response of a doting Jewish mother. Witness the occasion on which the late piano virtuoso Oscar Levant telephoned his mother with some important news. He had proposed to his beloved and been accepted. Replied Mother Levant: “Good, Oscar, I’m happy to hear it. But did you practice today?”
    Liz Smith (20th century)

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our
    vines have tender grapes.
    —Bible: Hebrew The Song of Solomon (l. II, 15)