I enjoyed Jack Smith's "Class Conscious" (May 10) and was reminded of another definition of class that I heard in 1977 while attending an intensive course on hospital epidemiology.
Class is: undefinable, indescribable, undeniable and only manifests itself by presence.
I cannot comment on celebrities, because I do not know many. But I usually know class when I see it, and I must say that it is a very rare and special quality. Thankfully, people can live quite well without it. But those who do have it, it enhances and enriches.
Joan L. Otterman