"I fail to find any other Hollywood actress as diligent and as passionate about the career of acting as Lucille Ball. I admire her drive and determination, and I only wish that I have half as of these qualities as she had. Most admirable of all, she was never full of herself. She downplayed her talents, saying that she could neither sing nor dance, and she wasn't even pretty. While rehearsing for The Big Street, her dance teacher was astounded by her natural flair and grace, and she indeed had so much potential to be a great dancer. I concur she couldn't sing as well as Ella Fitzgerald or Vera Lynn, but she could carry a tune properly. And with regards to her physical beauty, there is no doubt about it."