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By Betty Garrett, Ron Rapoport

The riveting tale of a number one girl whose actual lifestyles has been as dramatic as these of the characters she portrayed!

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You're? in view that whilst? ” “Since a few part hour in the past. ” She laughed and acknowledged, “How have you learnt? ” “Somebody informed me that when you positioned your ft up opposed to the wall afterwards, that makes certain it happens,” I stated. And it was once precise. no less than it was once real for me. a short while later, Larry and that i have been riding down sundown street and Lucille Ball pulled up in a vehicle subsequent to us. “How are you men? ” she yelled over to us. “We’re fine,” I shouted again. “I’m pregnant. ” “Oh, you fortunate bum,” Lucy stated. “Desi and that i are attempting. ” “Put your ft up opposed to the wall afterwards,” I advised her. “Really? ” she acknowledged. “Yeah, it particularly works,” I acknowledged. Lucie Arnaz was once born approximately 9 months later and for years I teased Lucy that I should still get many of the credits. Dottie went into exertions in December and for you to the sanatorium she insisted Bud force her through our residence first. Bud, as worried as any expectant father, got here knocking on our door, yelling, “For God’s sake, pop out the following! Dottie desires to consult you. ” I went open air and there she was once sitting within the automobile, panting via her exertions pains. “See,” she stated, “it’s high-quality. It’s superb. I simply sought after you to determine how effortless it really is. ” “Bud, take her to the hospital,” I acknowledged, frightened stiff approximately her and but so thankful to have a pal who even if she used to be approximately to provide delivery desired to convey me that what i'd be dealing with months later used to be no large deal. Their son used to be born in December and ours used to be born in January. We had continuously meant to call a son Garrett after me, yet we requested Dottie and Bud if it'd be too painful for them. They stated no, it might be a superb memorial to their misplaced son. So Garrett Parks and Jeff Bridges have been christened jointly on the Belouses. Larry and that i turned Jeff’s godparents whereas Bud and Dottie are Garrett’s. while Andy got here alongside, Lou and Ruth Mandel grew to become his godparents. numerous years later, whilst Lucinda Bridges used to be born, that was once it for Dr. Belous, this calm unflappable guy who was once so with regards to our households and enjoyed us all up to we enjoyed him. “I’m now not supplying from now on Bridges or Parks babies,” he stated. “It makes me too anxious. ” BUD AND DOTTIE’S seashore condominium was once out previous Malibu, a couple of mile north of the Ventura County line, even supposing calling it a home is a little an exaggeration. Bud and Dottie had acquired the land with Lewis Milestone and his spouse Kendall—he directed All Quiet at the Western entrance and different nice movies—who submit a really stylish trailer. yet Bud and Dottie didn't have a lot funds so that they received a bit one-room prefab shack at a construction web site after which took it aside and received Larry and a number in their different associates to aid them throw the sections down over a cliff onto the seashore. Then all of them went down and placed it again jointly back. i used to be doing a exhibit in ny on the time so I overlooked the entire enjoyable. the home had one small bed room and a chemical bathroom till years later once they extra a bit kitchen and a room within the again and a small john. Larry and that i might occasionally cross down there and sleep within the Milestones’ trailer in the event that they weren't there.

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