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  1. I just found this funny note by John Wilsey on his website about the Carol Burnett caper.

    “Dulles was famous for being dour, grim, and humorless. So when Carol Burnett sang a song about a crazed fan’s obsession with Dulles, it brought the house down. Her singing that song on the Ed Sullivan Show was her big break.

    “To add to the delicious humor of this story, Carol Burnett told Diane Rehm that shortly after her performance, she saw Dulles giving an interview on Meet the Press. This is what Burnett said happened at the end of the interview:

    “‘And so it was, you know, all the serious talk about what the Secretaries of State talk about. And then at the very last part of the show, the moderator said, well, all right, we’re going to leave now,
    but, Mr. Dulles, just tell us what is this about you and that young girl that sings that love song about you. And I looked — oh, I got real close to the television set.
    And he got a twinkle in his eye and he said,
    “I make it a matter never to talk about loves in public.”‘

    “Even the most staid Cold Warrior had a sense of humor!”


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