I'm proud that Della was sort of a prototype for TV secretaries. There really was no such established character on TV when 'Perry Mason' came along.
I guess I was just meant to be a secretary who doesn't take shorthand. I'm a lousy typist, too - 33 words a minute.
When you were a stock player, you worked on anything that was shooting on the lot in any capacity.
I've had an angel on my shoulder all my life.
If we could have seen through the televisions, we would probably have seen many a child grow up.
That was my challenge as an actress: to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.