Brett Somers — Canadian Actress born on July 11, 1924, died on September 15, 2007

Brett Somers was a Canadian-American actress, singer, and game show personality who was born in Canada and raised in Maine. She was best known as a panelist on the 1970s game show Match Game and for her recurring role as Blanche Madison opposite her real-life husband, Jack Klugman, on The Odd Couple... (wikipedia)

I had to give up martinis - I enjoyed them too much.
My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God's good green Earth. He's my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything - including certain janitorial chores!
You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!
In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability.
Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good, because that's what acting and performing is all about - being free. It gives you a better connection to the audience.