Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) came to my house when I was 5, @emilynussbaum, w/her husband John Dodd, my dad’s agent. I curtsied at the door (this was the 50’s and my mother was English). Ethel said, “Oh, you don’t have to be nice to him—*I’m* the famous one.” She was very sweet.

— ANNE LAMOTT (@ANNELAMOTT) November 23, 2020