[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Eve Arden, who played Miss Constance Brooks] And I'll never forget Eve, one day, went over to Wendell Lightman, who was using a big explicative about the light that didn't work, and she walked over to him, in a very, gentle manner, as she came down off the ladder, she said, 'We have a young teenager on- the set, and I won't allow that language, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't use the word [if].'
[Of Eve Arden]: She had done many years of Broadway, in musicals and did summer stock in theaters. She also did comedy in New York, at the beginning of her career and she was the epitome of her career; who was also a wonderful actress. She was my mentor, teacher and surrogate mother for so many years, taught me how to not use any language, not to backtalk her, just to become a professional actress. She even took me to a play. She was very, very good to me and was very great to me. We became friends and have been up until it was time for her to go - her passing. It was a wonderful experience.
[Who responded if Eve Arden was particularly typecasted of her Ms. Brooks character]: I don't know about that ... I know that she played the character, doing it very well. And (as actors) we enjoy doing something else and I think she enjoyed playing the character and teaching some kids valuable lessons.