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20 of Steve Martin's Best One-Liners

Purple Clover Logo By Purple Clover of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 21: "I was not naturally talented," he once said. "I didn't sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive." In fact, from his earliest appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s, Steve Martin became known as the smartest, most inventive stand-up comic of his generation. Here, as the legendary comedian, writer and producer turns 73, is a sampling of his classic one-liners.

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"I was not naturally talented," he recalled later in his career. "I didn't sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive." In fact, from his earliest appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s, Steve Martin became known as the smartest, most inventive comedian of his generation. As the legendary stand-up comic, writer, producer and movie star turned 73 this month, here is a sampling of his classic one-liners.

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