Quote: "My father's a writer, his name is Bob Mott. I was Nancy Mott. He wrote for Your Show of Shows, a sketch show, and he was Dick Van Dyke and Red Skelton's personal pantomime writer. And, oddly enough, the only other personal writer Dick Van Dyke has ever had was Tommy - it was what got him into the Writer's Guild. My father also ended up working on The Gong Show, and it's funny, the one memory I have of being on the set of that show was when Tommy's brother was on it, a fire-eater. I was like thirteen or something, watching this fire-eater and watching Tom's family around him and thinking, 'Oh, aren't they sweet?'|
Years later, I think it was around 1979, I'm on the set of this really terrible movie called Prophecy, and Tommy's playing the monster. I was visiting the set with my girlfriend, whose father was in charge of security. And Tommy was climbing out of the monster outfit and I thought, 'Oh, he's cute.' I was twenty-one. And at the time, I didn't date, I didn't do anything. I was really shy. I thought I'd never marry, I'd never have children - when you're an actress, there are things you give up. So he's looking at me and I'm looking at him andů I run and hide. For like two hours. And what I did say to me girlfriend when I saw him? 'That's the man I'm going to marry.' I had no idea. I didn't have a second thought about it. But I did say it. And by 1982, we were engaged." - pg. 153, Crystal Lake Memories
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