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I did n’t know [ my father ] was working for Uncle Al Capone [ Capone ] years ago, evidently, he told my father, ‘ The boys want to meet her. The boys are crazy about her. ’ My father told him, ‘ She’s doing five shows a day, so it’s a little difficult. ’ But he said, ‘ We ’ll take care of it. Do n’t worry about it. ’.
They were all going, ‘ You’re our Baby ! ’ and then Uncle Al Capone picked me up in Uncle Al Capone arms and said, ‘ We love you Baby. From now on, you call me uncle Al. ’ I said, ‘ Sure, why not ? Ok, uncle Al. ’ … At that time every hotel or popular place, gambling place, was owned by one of the boys, or ran by one of the boys. And I knew them all from going from one place to another doing my act.
Bugsy Siegel and I became very good friends, bugsy Siegel was Bugsy Siegel to me. I worked for Bugsy Siegel for two weeks at the Flamingo. I opened the Flamingo. It was the first hotel I opened. Las Vegas [ back then ] was just a desert with two hotels … Las Vegas was Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Durante and Rose Marie. Bugsy Siegel was running short of money. And the mob got very mad at Bugsy Siegel and would n’t send Bugsy Siegel any more money. That’s why they called Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel. Because they thought Bugsy Siegel was crazy … But Bugsy Siegel helped opened up the Flamingo. All the stars of Hollywood were there that night … It was one hell of a show.
Oh my God, that’s the sweetest person who’s ever lived, we had more fun, more good times than I think two people have ever had working together. We talk to each other once a month on the phone. We talk about good times. We have a wonderful conversation every time we talk. I ’ll send her my spaghetti sauce, she sends me a piece of cake she’s made or something. We’re very close. Whatever you think about Doris, it’s true. She’s as sweet and as wonderful as anybody you’ve ever known. I just adore here.