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Contrary to popular belief, because the PR machine at Reprise and other writers didn't know my father's true background, he was not a Realtor and did not sell homes to Dean Martin and Lucille Ball as has been previously written; nor did DD&B meet on a Little League baseball diamond.
We all went to the same grammar school at Beverly Hills Catholic.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate my marriage to Gary a 12. I hope she rubs off on him, and he doesn’t rub off on her. Thank God she got to do one of Neil Simon’s plays [They’re Playing Our Song] and now she’s working with great talents like Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier in her new movie, The Jazz Singer.
Desi was a very generous man who built many houses but never lived in any home. I just hope he doesn’t continue, because that’s what I had to put up with. If there’s anyone in the world who isn’t organized, it’s my son.
My father, Otto, was one of 5 children and he was born of poor German immigrants in Hoboken, NJ, in 1893 (also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra [irony]).
She will also serve as a consultant to the network on new comedy properties. CBS didn’t want my expertise to develop new half-hour comedy material and NBC did. But I don’t sit around watching during the daytime. He didn’t have teeth, but he could sure gum you to death.
Her stormy 20-year marriage to co-star Desi Arnaz ended in divorce in 1960, and a year later she married comedian Gary Morton while taking charge of huge Desilu Productions. He’d been on tour with his band since he got out of the Army, and we were in our 11th year of marriage and wanted to have children. Bette Midler’s style is so much broader than mine, but I enjoy her. Knowing how honest and adorable and vulnerable she is, I’m shocked that she goes overboard that much in concert. My idea of getting high was a Coca-Cola and an aspirin. I’m allergic to morphine, Percodan, codeine—I can’t take any of those things because they work in reverse.
In 1967 Lucy sold Desilu to Gulf & Western for million, rode out a movie bomb Mame, and endured the rocky maturing of her daughter, Lucie, and son, Desi Jr. But didn’t comedy help you even when you were a Goldwyn Girl? The first time I was around marijuana I wondered why someone was passing me this cigarette he had just smoked.
He doesn’t think the grass is greener elsewhere, he’s not a workaholic or a playaholic and he appreciates his home. Well, of course, he had to emulate Dad there for a while. Anyway, I’m sure his new wife, Linda Purl, wouldn’t put up with it for as long as I did. A porcelain doll, as sweet inside, apparently, as she is outside—and organized.
Brad: Before we get into the wild world of Billy Hinsche's musical career--I'd like to hear something about your parents.We're all familiar with Dino & Desi's parents, but please tell us a little about the Hinsche family.