Marty Feldman carried a cigarette lighter around his chest. He smoked three packs a day. He was in Mexico doing a film, locked the door. And he got a heart attack and no one could get in. And when they got to him, it was too late.
That's what I was waiting for for two-and- a-half years. And when I got to France, I said, well, this is crazy. I should marry this girl. You know, she's grown up. In the two-and- a-half years, she's grown up.
Gilda went to the wellness community when she was here. Her cancer therapist Joanna Bull urged her to go, and she didn't want to go. And she finally went. She came home singing and dancing. She says, it's wonderful.
Mel wanted me to come during previews. I thought it was magnificent. I was scared. I thought, 'I'm not going to like it, I'm not going to like it.' As soon as the curtain went up and the first laugh came, I said, 'This is going to be great.' And it was.
If you ask any of the people on the crew or the cast, ask Sidney Poitier, it wasn't a secret. But all the loving things - when we first met, the respect we had for each other - I hope we still do. He's the one who taught me to improvise in front of a camera.
What I meant by child in that case was the love that you were looking for that you didn't find when you were a kid. You're fooled by the applause into thinking that they love me. They really, really love me.
I like - it's not that I want to be someone different from me, but I suppose it partly is that. I love creating a character in a fantastical situation, like Dr. Frankenstein, like Leo Bloom, a little caterpillar who blossoms into a butterfly. I love that.
If Richard had read the book, or had someone read the book to him, I think he would be not at all upset by anything that I said about it. He could say, 'I wish he hadn't told that story that I was late to the 'Stir Crazy' set.'
She said the words that changed my life. You go ahead, Darling. I know you love me. You know I love you. You're awfully tired - we were going to go to France - go and get a rest, and I'll be here when you get back.