"Learn as you go along, listen to and watch people. Watch performers who are good performers. And don't rely on idiot cards and teleprompters and so forth. Have it in your head."
About This Interview
Doris Singleton was interviewed for nearly three hours in Los Angeles, CA. Singleton talked about her early career as a ballet dancer in New York. She described her work as a singer and actress in network radio, where she appeared on many of the medium's now-classic shows. She spoke in great detail about her recurring role as "Caroline Appleby," one of Lucy's friends, on the classic television sitcom I Love Lucy. She talked about the production of the series, Lucille Ball's working style, and the shows frequent famous guest stars, including Harpo Marx. She also talked about several of her other memorable guest appearances on television through the years, including her appearance as "Magda" on Hogan's Heroes. During the interview she spoke frequently about her late husband, comedy writer Charlie Isaacs, to whom she was married for 60 years. The interview was conducted by Jennifer Howard on April 21, 2005.