Phil Donahue interviews Lucille Ball about her upcoming film 'Mame.' Lucy also talks about her home life, her co-stars, and what comes next after the end of her 23 year run on television.
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A telephone caller (also named Lucy) asks Lucy how she feels about following in the footsteps of Angela Lansbury in the role of Mame and how she felt about Rex Reed's negative review. Lucille Ball says she hasn't read it but that she and Reed are friends. Lucy says that she told the studio for several years that Lansbury should do the film version and was told that Lansbury didn't want to do it because she was tending to her son who was very ill in Ireland. See more
Talking about her choice to do comedy when first approached about being on television, Ball says she looked back on her 15 years in television. She meant to say films. See more
You cannot domesticate Liza
. Liza's a very special person and she cannot be tamed.
Written by Jerry Herman
Sung by Robert Preston
and the Ensemble of 'Mame' See more