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<v Speaker>Over easy with hosts Mary Martin and Jim Hartz. <v Jim Hartz>Hello and welcome to a brand new season of Overeasy. <v Jim Hartz>I'm Jim Hartz, and as if you didn't know it already, this lovely lady beside me is Mary <v Jim Hartz>Martin. <v Mary Martin>Jim and I are here to help carry on a tradition that over easy began more than five <v Mary Martin>years ago. <v Jim Hartz>That's right. That's when PBS first decided to do a show that would deal with the needs <v Jim Hartz>and concerns and the hopes and expectations that all of us share as we grow <v Jim Hartz>older. And I think it's accurate to say that Mary and I are proud to be part of that <v Jim Hartz>tradition. <v Mary Martin>We are indeed as proud as we are to welcome our first guest of the season, someone <v Mary Martin>who reflects a great deal of what overeasy is all about. <v Mary Martin>Her name is Pearl Bailey. <v Mary Martin>We'll be here in just a moment to share her wonderful singing style and her equally <v Mary Martin>wonderful outlook on life.
<v Jim Hartz>Pearl will also be sharing her experiences as a student. <v Jim Hartz>She goes to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and she's one of a growing number <v Jim Hartz>of people who have decided that school age means any age that you want to learn more. <v Jim Hartz>And later in the show, we'll be paying a lifestyle visit to a couple whose life together <v Jim Hartz>includes regular visits to the classroom. <v Mary Martin>First, though, let's welcome Over Easy's first guest of the season, the magnetic <v Mary Martin>Pearl Bailey. <v Pearl Bailey>Thank you, Mary. Thank you, Jim. <v Pearl Bailey>Thank you Over Easy. <v Pearl Bailey>And I see you got a few fellas sprinkled out here in the audience. <v Pearl Bailey>You know then, that picture, the Fox and the Hound? <v Pearl Bailey>I tell Mickey Rooney, the Fox, how to get him a girlfriend. <v Pearl Bailey>I'm looking at you gentlemen out here. <v Pearl Bailey>Y'all look so lost. I'm gonna tell you - the baby even cracked up. <v Pearl Bailey>Listen, I'll tell you fellas how to get a girl. <v Pearl Bailey>[Song: Appreciate the Lady]
<v Pearl Bailey>I think I make it up as I go. <v Mary Martin>Honey, I know you do. <v Mary Martin>I just love, love hearing you sing. <v Mary Martin>I cannot tell you what it means to have you on this program. <v Pearl Bailey>This is the drawl, that Texas and Virginia drawl that draws us <v Pearl Bailey>together. Yes. <v Mary Martin>Oh, well, welcome here. Welcome, welcome, welcome. <v Mary Martin>You are just one of our special special guests,. <v Pearl Bailey>- wonderful. <v Jim Hartz>That song was from a movie called The Fox and the Hound -. <v Pearl Bailey>The Fox and the Hound. I'm an owl. <v Mary Martin>You're an owl! <v Pearl Bailey>That's right. So, you know, I had a friend that said once, they <v Pearl Bailey>- you know, it's a shame, they give you these pictures with costumes and all like that. <v Pearl Bailey>Why don't they give you a picture where you have nice clothes? <v Pearl Bailey>You all ?inaudible? <v Pearl Bailey>said, what do you think? Feathers. <v Mary Martin>Well, I think you deserve it. <v Pearl Bailey>My name is Big Mama. <v Mary Martin>Big Mama. And how do you go about portraying an owl? <v Pearl Bailey>I just don't know. You know, I - I got the part
<v Pearl Bailey>and ?I'm in? - and it was like cardboard that you put in men's shirts in the laundry, <v Pearl Bailey>they put the script on. And I just read it. <v Pearl Bailey>Two and a half years. I don't think I'm in it ?over eight? <v Pearl Bailey>times. And I guess they watched me. <v Pearl Bailey>I don't know where they watched me from. <v Pearl Bailey>And it was so wild because they would say in the sound booth, Pearl, you up in the tree. <v Pearl Bailey>Tell the birds down there to behave. <v Pearl Bailey>And I said, Boys, you behave yourself. <v Pearl Bailey>They say, well, you fall out. "Boys, behave, shh shh." <v Pearl Bailey>That's all I've ever done in reading all this that came out this picture. <v Mary Martin>Isn't that wonderful? But you've been very associated with children, haven't you, in the <v Mary Martin>United Nations? <v Pearl Bailey>Oh yes, yes. <v Mary Martin>Haven't you been ?inaudible? - Thank goodness. <v Pearl Bailey>Why are we associated with children all the time? Because of all of the <v Pearl Bailey>grown ups we meet out here. They are too, our children. <v Pearl Bailey>Oh, yes. Yes. <v Jim Hartz>Pearl, you've played for kings, queens, presidents. <v Jim Hartz>You've had a long and distinguished career that, I hope, personally goes on for
<v Jim Hartz>longer. But you've also undertaken something recently that fascinates me. <v Pearl Bailey>What's that? <v Jim Hartz>You've gone back to college. <v Pearl Bailey>Not gone back. I never been in. <v Pearl Bailey>[laughs] No, I always wanted to be a teacher. <v Pearl Bailey>But I guess getting in show business, Mary can tell you that. <v Pearl Bailey>In the show business, you're a teacher, a preacher, a lawyer, healer. <v Pearl Bailey>You become everything. <v Pearl Bailey>And all of a sudden I made a speech, Jim, at Georgetown University, <v Pearl Bailey>they gave me honorary doctorate. <v Pearl Bailey>What did I do, Mary? I kept talking in that speech, I said - really giving it <v Pearl Bailey>to the children - And, one day I might come back! <v Pearl Bailey>Why did I ?inaudible? - I did. <v Pearl Bailey>I went there and I found out now that in all <v Pearl Bailey>the history - and this is the sixth oldest school in the country - I'm the first one who <v Pearl Bailey>ever got an honorary doctorate and went back as a freshman. <v Pearl Bailey>And this year, I'm going to my senior year. <v Mary Martin>Isn't that just - Now, why prepare for a second career when you obviously didn't have to?
<v Mary Martin>I mean, this was just this tremendous desire. <v Pearl Bailey>No, I don't think I'm in favor of a second career. <v Pearl Bailey>I think it's - What, what do we do? <v Pearl Bailey>Look. Look at you. Aren't you enjoying this? <v Mary Martin>Honey, I've had so many careers ?inaudible?- well, all of us. <v Mary Martin>I know Jim has, too. It's a challenge, don't you think? <v Pearl Bailey>?inaudible? There's Jim, young men, and everything. Yes. <v Pearl Bailey>Myself, I would sit here for a few weeks. <v Mary Martin>Oh, that's right, yes. <v Pearl Bailey>You'd be Rip Van Winkle. That's what they would do. <v Pearl Bailey>No, Mary, it was something of learning. <v Pearl Bailey>Always wanting to learn. <v Pearl Bailey>Always on my way to Jerusalem. <v Pearl Bailey>Always going. And finally, I got there. <v Pearl Bailey>I'm just coming back from Jerusalem and Egypt. <v Mary Martin>Really, dear? <v Pearl Bailey>Yes. It's learning and I'll do - What will I do with it? <v Pearl Bailey>It - it - I don't think I do anything for the school, it has enriched me. <v Pearl Bailey>Yes. <v Mary Martin>I think you've done ?inaudible? - thing for the school, too. <v Pearl Bailey>It makes me richer. You see, we - You went to college, yes? <v Mary Martin>Mmhmm, three months? I finished it off ?inaudible?
<v Mary Martin>finishing school. <v Mary Martin>I was very quick on the trigger. <v Pearl Bailey>Well you know, Mary - the thing is, I - you and I - Is it you and I, you and me? <v Pearl Bailey>Georgetown is tough on that. <v Mary Martin>You went to college!. <v Pearl Bailey>I got the I and me mixed up. That - we have that informal <v Pearl Bailey>education and experience of life. <v Pearl Bailey>But now I went back to draw into the formal education. <v Pearl Bailey>I wonder which one I would have taken first if I had thought about it. <v Jim Hartz>I was gonna ask. You said you want to be - always wanted to be a teacher. <v Pearl Bailey>Yes. <v Jim Hartz>Are you gonna end up doing that or? <v Pearl Bailey>No. It's something that is biblical and there's momma and papas teaching. <v Pearl Bailey>You know you know where I'm from, momma and papa. <v Pearl Bailey>That's what you say, too. <v Mary Martin>It's ?daddy,? I call it. <v Pearl Bailey>That if - say, the Bible says <v Pearl Bailey>be also ready. Like mama said, why? <v Pearl Bailey>Why would I wait until something happens to me or I get too tired. <v Pearl Bailey>All of a sudden, I want to do something - Why would I start going to school then? <v Pearl Bailey>When, if it comes, I got it. <v Pearl Bailey>I'm there. I'm ready. I can go and do something with it.
<v Mary Martin>A lady gave me something today and I'm gonna give it to you to take home. <v Pearl Bailey>All right. <v Mary Martin>And it's so sweet. And they're dog tags. <v Mary Martin>But that they're about - <v Pearl Bailey>I'm a dog, I'm an owl! <v Mary Martin>No, you're an owl. It's about medita - ?inaudible? <v Mary Martin>and I want you to have it. <v Pearl Bailey>Oh, oh, I thought you were changing animals. <v Mary Martin>No, no. <v Pearl Bailey>What does it say, Mary? I don't have my glasses. <v Pearl Bailey>What does it say? <v Mary Martin>It says - <v Pearl Bailey>You don't have yours. Give it to Jim. [laughs] <v Jim Hartz>One of them says, "God loves me," and the other one says "We are one." <v Pearl Bailey>Yes. Yes, yes. <v Mary Martin>She wanted you to have it. <v Pearl Bailey>And I will wear them with great love. <v Mary Martin>I know. I know you are a very religious person because you've written so many books. <v Mary Martin>How many books have you written, Pearl? <v Pearl Bailey>Five. <v Mary Martin>Five? <v Pearl Bailey>Five. And I'm thinking about maybe - didn't have - it wasn't on <v Pearl Bailey>my mind until I read something recently, Mary. <v Pearl Bailey>And I'm sure you can understand this. <v Pearl Bailey>I've been reading recently so much of the children of celebrities <v Pearl Bailey>who suddenly complain they don't like them. <v Pearl Bailey>Well, something is terribly wrong with these parents. <v Pearl Bailey>Now, perhaps so. I have two.
<v Mary Martin>Mm hmm. <v Pearl Bailey>And I think that sometimes some children are drawn <v Pearl Bailey>into the life of their parents. <v Pearl Bailey>And some shove themselves in because they think, Mary got this - <v Pearl Bailey>Mary, mama, got this blouse 'cause of the way she is. <v Pearl Bailey>You got that because - you got a Cadillac, because of where you are. <v Speaker>They have to remember that mama also worked pretty hard to get as far as she got. <v Speaker>So something came to me. <v Speaker>Some people say whether you tell fortunes or clairvoyant - it took Georgetown <v Speaker>to me to get to meet 'em - and one day in something was written, <v Speaker>I was reading about someone just ripping apart the parents of the theater <v Speaker>world. And it said, you write something and we gave you the title. <v Speaker>First, I was going to call it Dear Glorious Children. <v Mary Martin>Mm-hmm. <v Pearl Bailey>It said - No. Dear Glorious Understudies. <v Jim Hartz>Mm-hmm. <v Pearl Bailey>My mother, I'm sure, understudied her mother. <v Pearl Bailey>Maybe she wanted to be a great dressmaker. <v Pearl Bailey>Mama ended up a terrific housekeeper.
<v Pearl Bailey>I really had to clean the room and do all these things. <v Pearl Bailey>You know, you really had to do it all. You, too. <v Pearl Bailey>But ?inaudible? want to be a housekeeper. I wanted to be a teacher, or what <v Pearl Bailey>I've become now. <v Mary Martin>But you are all - ?every day of your life.? <v Pearl Bailey>But - Well, yeah, but see, here's where the understudy comes in. <v Pearl Bailey>?inaudible? want to do it. But I didn't dislike her for her obsession with the house. <v Pearl Bailey>I didn't dislike her for that. But I thank God now for it because <v Pearl Bailey>I do keep my dressing room clean. <v Pearl Bailey>I do keep my house clean and I keep ?inaudlbe? <v Pearl Bailey>Well, see, I don't want to be, Jim, what she was. <v Pearl Bailey>I don't dislike her for that. But thank God. <v Pearl Bailey>I take what this woman gave me, and my father, and I have put it into <v Pearl Bailey>the life that I did get out and work hard to be. <v Pearl Bailey>So was not Jesus, in a way, an understudy of God? <v Pearl Bailey>We all have someone to my fault. <v Mary Martin>That's a lovely way of putting it. <v Jim Hartz>We've been talking here with Pearl about what it's like to go back to college.
<v Jim Hartz>And her experience is being repeated all over the country. <v Jim Hartz>In the town of Merced in the Central Valley, California, for example, we met one couple <v Jim Hartz>for whom school has proven to be more than an educational resource. <v Jim Hartz>It's been a source of inspiration for them as well and has enriched their life together. <v Jim Hartz>Their names are ?Hans Harter? And Lydia Martinez. <v Jim Hartz>After a 40 year career as a mortician, Hans tried <v Jim Hartz>retirement, but found it unsatisfying. <v Jim Hartz>He went back to school and add some zest to his life.Lydia dropped out of high school <v Jim Hartz>when she was still a teenager and never went back. <v Jim Hartz>She decided to tackle the classroom to improve both her job skills and her self-image. <v Jim Hartz>The experiences Hans and Lydia have found and satisfied each of their reasons <v Jim Hartz>for becoming students again. <v Lydia Martinez>I quit school when I was 16, but I always felt that I wanted to go back to school. <v Lydia Martinez>It was so much that I was lacking ?inaudible? <v Lydia Martinez>And I knew it, trying to get a job. <v Lydia Martinez>So to me, coming back to school has been just like a dream come true.
<v Lydia Martinez>And so it's just filled up my whole life. <v Hans Harter>When I walk on campus, I just really get my blood coursing because <v Hans Harter>of the academic atmosphere and I couldn't wait to get back into it. <v Hans Harter>So as soon as I retired, I did sign up. <v Hans Harter>And it just really does something for me and <v Hans Harter>it brings you back alive again. <v Hans Harter>One of the experiences you have when you retire is the fact that everything <v Hans Harter>drops away from you. And you have been an assistant manager and a boss, and <v Hans Harter>people look up to you. You have an image. <v Hans Harter>You've been a member of the Kiwanis club. And then all of a sudden you're thrown out to <v Hans Harter>pasture and you're nobody. <v Hans Harter>So getting back into school or even - it sounded good to have one of the <v Hans Harter>kids say, Hi Hans, you know. <v Hans Harter>So that you got your identity back again. <v Lydia Martinez>Well, I'll tell you. With me, it's been a whole - I'm a new person.
<v Lydia Martinez>It's - I had really no confidence <v Lydia Martinez>in myself and I was that we started things and I used to drop them because I <v Lydia Martinez>always felt I was going to fail. <v Lydia Martinez>But since I've had this opportunity to go back to school, I've had - I have so much <v Lydia Martinez>confidence that I am doing things now that I never thought I'd ever do in my <v Lydia Martinez>life. I used to say I can't do that. <v Lydia Martinez>You know, somebody is always smarter than I am, can't do it, but I find that I really can <v Lydia Martinez>do these things. I find that I can do them. <v Lydia Martinez>I really can. <v Hans Harter>That was part of the experience that I had in seeking out art <v Hans Harter>and photography. They were fields that I'd never been in before. <v Hans Harter>And my mother, when she was 83, <v Hans Harter>took up painting and I just thought, oh heck, <v Hans Harter>maybe I can go on the trail, too. <v Hans Harter>So I got out of music, which I knew I could do, and went <v Hans Harter>to the art field. And as Lydia said, it was amazing to find
<v Hans Harter>that you could really do something. <v Hans Harter>Not - not a second Grandma Moses or anything, but <v Hans Harter>you actually could sit down and reproduce something that you saw. <v Hans Harter>And it was a whole new adventure, a whole new field for - and <v Hans Harter>exciting. <v [unknown]>You've done a wonderful job this semester, and I hope that you're going to do at least <v [unknown]>one dozen more this semester. <v Hans Harter>Oh, ?inaudible? <v Hans Harter>I find that I have more difficulty in remembering. <v Hans Harter>I'm slower to learn. <v Hans Harter>And my memory is really give me a little problem. <v Hans Harter>It is really a lot more difficult. And I remember when I could just pick this stuff up <v Hans Harter>like that, but it's still exciting, you know. <v Hans Harter>And then you don't have to learn. You can always back away and say, look, I'm <v Hans Harter>on a vacation, an extended vacation. <v Hans Harter>I'm retired. But there is a challenge and you would like to meet it. <v Hans Harter>I was a little concerned about how I would fit in, how I would be
<v Hans Harter>accepted by young people. <v Hans Harter>Which you naturally are. But I also needed - I knew that <v Hans Harter>coming out of this very structured situation that I was going <v Hans Harter>to have to have something to structure my life when I retired and. <v Hans Harter>It just seemed to me that this was the place that I would find the structuring <v Hans Harter>so that it came sort of as a relief rather than as a fear of <v Hans Harter>what was going to happen. <v Lydia Martinez>I was scared. You know, I really was. <v Lydia Martinez>I. <v Lydia Martinez>I signed up about two months before school started in July and school started <v Lydia Martinez>in September, and I really didn't know what I had gotten into, but <v Lydia Martinez>I knew this is what I wanted. And if it hadn't been for the women's center there at the <v Lydia Martinez>college, I don't think I would have stayed because they made it - They <v Lydia Martinez>didn't hold your hand, but they <v Lydia Martinez>made it easy for you to come back to school.
<v Lydia Martinez>That this is what they're geared for, for the reentry of women. <v Lydia Martinez>Going to school has really focused <v Lydia Martinez>my interest in the shelter for battered women. <v Speaker>The second year that I was at school, I started with a psychology class - in psychology, <v Speaker>one day. And I've always been interested in people. <v Speaker>And through school, I could get work-study, so I applied <v Speaker>to the shelter. <v Speaker>I've had two go's at marriage and it didn't work out. <v Speaker>And that's why I find it sort of a kinship with the women <v Speaker>at the shelter because I know what you're going through. <v Lydia Martinez>We're strong. We just need a little help. <v Lydia Martinez>?inaudible? Exactly. <v Lydia Martinez>One of the nice things about being at the shelter is that Hans does the yard work. <v Lydia Martinez>And this is another skill that he learned <v Lydia Martinez>as if we've been living together. <v Hans Harter>I supplement my income anyway by doing yard work.
<v Hans Harter>And so I thought, you know, here's sort of a chance to work along <v Hans Harter>with Lydia and we can be over there together and enjoy the same <v Hans Harter>thing. <v Hans Harter>Both Lydia and I are divorced. <v Hans Harter>Lydia has five children. <v Hans Harter>And I have four children. <v Hans Harter>We've only lived together about three years. <v Hans Harter>Probably one of the reasons we didn't get married. <v Hans Harter>There are a lot of reasons. I mean, some of them are financial. <v Hans Harter>One of them, Lydia, feels completely free because the money she's making is hers <v Hans Harter>and she's not running on my money. <v Hans Harter>Another reason that we don't get married is because when you get that contract, fine. <v Hans Harter>It means that I have possession of you. <v Hans Harter>No longer are you a free body. <v Hans Harter>And we just didn't want to ?inaudible? <v Hans Harter>What we had. And it has been great. <v Hans Harter>That is perfect. <v Lydia Martinez>The commitment that Hans and I have with this arrangement is so much more than what I had
<v Lydia Martinez>in my marriage. Everybody tells you, well, you know, you have <v Lydia Martinez>security. <v Lydia Martinez>To me, you don't get security from marriage. <v Lydia Martinez>Your security is yourself. At first I was afraid that - that <v Lydia Martinez>Hans would be - that I would be taken over again by <v Lydia Martinez>another dominant man, and that was one of my greatest fears, is that I was sort of <v Lydia Martinez>clinging vine type, you know - whatever you say or something. <v Lydia Martinez>But knowing that I have - I have this confidence in going back to school that I can <v Lydia Martinez>do these things, I can learn, I - I feel free to <v Lydia Martinez>say, no, I don't like that. <v Lydia Martinez>No, I don't want to. <v Hans Harter>I sometimes feel that people my age, <v Hans Harter>elderly people, quote unquote, feel that we're playing kids, <v Hans Harter>you know, and smart Alecs, trying to be youngsters and not admit <v Hans Harter>gracefully that they're growing old.
<v Hans Harter>And sometimes I think of this and worry a little bit about it, and then I said, well, <v Hans Harter>this is ?inaudible?, you know, this is the way I feel. <v Hans Harter>If they feel that way about me, that's their problem, not mine. <v Hans Harter>Because I'm not role playing. <v Hans Harter>This - This is who I am, and this is the way I feel about it. <v Hans Harter>And so I'm going to enjoy it. <v Hans Harter>I think part of the thing that is enhancing in our lives is the fact that <v Hans Harter>we always find wonderment in little things. <v Hans Harter>It doesn't take the whole world. <v Hans Harter>?inaudible? <v Hans Harter>I sort of get emotional about it because it's a beautiful thing to me. <v Hans Harter>But wonderment, I think is the key to where you're going. <v Hans Harter>And Lydia shares even in the smallest things that we find. <v Lydia Martinez>I remember all the years that I stayed indoors. <v Lydia Martinez>I stayed just locked in, taking care of family and I just <v Lydia Martinez>won't allow one day to go by that we don't do what we want to do today. <v Lydia Martinez>This is how we live every day.
<v Lydia Martinez>Oh, you can go on forever learning. There is always something. <v Lydia Martinez>Every day there's something new. I've found that every day I learn something. <v Lydia Martinez>I don't care how little a thing it is. <v Lydia Martinez>I've learned something new. And this can go on the rest of my life. <v Jim Hartz> Hand and Lydia are with us here today, we're glad to have you. <v Jim Hartz>It's wonderful. <v Mary Martin>A beautiful story. Really, truly lovely that you found each other in front of me. <v Jim Hartz>Yes. Do you recommend what you've done to other people your age <v Jim Hartz>going back to school? <v Pearl Bailey>Yes. I was just listening to them. <v Pearl Bailey>And my goodness graciou. <v Pearl Bailey>You do get that feeling of - of being out there. <v Pearl Bailey>I think I understand my children better since I went to school. <v Pearl Bailey>And what do we do? We run around the house all day and grab, you know. <v Pearl Bailey>The husband is there. So this didn't happen.
<v Pearl Bailey>I say to any woman, I don't care, fifty sixty - man, too - Get <v Pearl Bailey>out there. Now, I don't care if you take but one subject. <v Pearl Bailey>Get out there and walk that campus, community college, or <v Pearl Bailey>whatever. I go to one of the biggest, you understand. <v Pearl Bailey>But yeah, they live. <v Pearl Bailey>I understood everything they were saying. They are living. Now, they are living. <v Mary Martin>I think it's just - <v Jim Hartz>One final question. How did - how did going to Georgetown, living in Washington, D.C., <v Jim Hartz>fit in with all of your other commitments, your films, your book - <v Mary Martin>And your children - <v Jim Hartz>And your husband, Louis lives in - <v Pearl Bailey>Well, Louis, comes in, you know - whenever he's <v Pearl Bailey>off, he comes in. And this summer, I take jobs and pay tuition. <v Pearl Bailey>They raised it twice. <v Pearl Bailey>And my rent. You see? <v Pearl Bailey>Yeah, but it fits in because I take jobs on my breaks <v Pearl Bailey>of school, you know? <v Jim Hartz>Pearl, you've been such a wonderful inspiration. I want to thank you for being with us. <v Pearl Bailey>?inaudible? Inspired me. I went back. <v Jim Hartz>Before you go, would you sing one more song?
<v Pearl Bailey>You're begging again, aren't, you Jim? <v Jim Hartz>Yes. <v Mary Martin>On bended knee. <v Pearl Bailey>But with one - One thing. I'm begging if Mary would sing with me. <v Mary Martin>I'll try! <v Mary Martin>This song is from your picture, isn't it, where you're the owl? <v Pearl Bailey>It is. And it has to do with us, too. <v Pearl Bailey>We are good friends. <v Mary Martin>And you sent me the music and I haven't even had time to even work too mu - <v Pearl Bailey>I did the picture, and I don't know anymore than you. <v Mary Martin>But anyway, I love it. <v Mary Martin>I love the idea. So let's try it. <v Pearl Bailey>Well, why not? Because you know how long we've been friends? <v Pearl Bailey>An awful long time. <v Mary Martin>30 some odd years. <v Pearl Bailey>Why would you bring that up, Mary? <v Mary Martin>Well, I don't care. I couldn't care less. <v Pearl Bailey>?inaudible? We'll get into this. <v Pearl Bailey>This is really two friends. <v Pearl Bailey>It fits us. <v Mary Martin>It does, my dear. <v Pearl Bailey>My dear Mary. <v Pearl Bailey>[Song: "Best of Friends" by Pearl Bailey]
<v Mary Martin>Best of friends, ?inaudible? I love you. <v Mary Martin>Can you come back? I'll learn the song. <v Pearl Bailey>I promise you, I will too. We'll do a softshoe, too. <v Mary Martin>Oh, we can do that. <v Pearl Bailey>We're the best of friends... <v Mary Martin>There's not anything we both don't know about rhythm. <v Pearl Bailey>Well, we both came from vaudeville. <v Jim Hartz>Thank you so much. <v Pearl Bailey>Oh, Jim. <v Jim Hartz>You better come back. Thank you all for being here with us. <v Jim Hartz>Hans, Lydia. And thank you for being with us. <v Jim Hartz>So long from Over Easy.
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Over Easy
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5001
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Pearl Bailey?returning to school
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Over Easy is a daily magazine hosted by Hugh Downs and featuring segments about aging and other topics of interest to older people.
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1980-01-01
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