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Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his imperious (and better known) alter ego, Dame Edna. But even under the weather, Humphries, an Australian gentleman of prodigious build and even more prodigious wit, couldn't resist unleashing a fusillade of delicious quips and subversive sallies. While popular in the U.S., Dame Edna is a household name in much of Britain and large swaths of the Commonwealth. The bossy Melbourne hausfrau with the cat's-eye glasses and the lavender...

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