Here’s what the 74-year-old legend had to share with the mag…
On if men were afraid to ask her out: “I would think so. There’s a certain amount of intimidation and fear. My husband [James Brolin] and I were set up on a blind date. I met him at a dinner and expected a bearded mountain-man type, and he had cut off all his hair and was clean-shaven. I asked him, “Who screwed up your hair?” He later told me that’s when he fell in love with me. My fella likes to hear the truth, which is unusual.”
On if she sings in the shower: “No. I don’t sing around the house or anywhere. I never sing unless it’s for a purpose, like fundraising or making a record.”
On her movie star crush: “Since I was 13, Marlon Brando was my favorite. I saw him in Guys and Dolls—and that was it. Interestingly, there was a period of 27 years when I didn’t sing in public, because of stage fright, and when I finally did, I created a scenario in which I sang “I’ll Know” with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls. I put myself in his movie! I invited Brando to my house to see the piece, and he made me take him through my entire show. We then watched a movie together. It was wonderful: He was my idol, my biggest crush.”
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