Aunt Quotes

There was a time when I could walk down the street, Hollywood Boulevard or Beverly Drive, and somebody would come up to you and they would say, “Excuse me,” and you’d barely hear them, and you’d turn around and you’d say, “Yeah, how you doing?” and they’d say, “I’m really sorry to bother you, but my aunt is a big fan of yours, and would you mind terribly if you’d just sign this paper,” or whatever it is, and you’re happy to do that, and the people are pretty nice about it.

Twenty years after the Andy Griffith Show when Andy did Matlock, he hired me for four episodes. I told him I wanted to develop an Aunt Bea type role for Matlock, but he was against it. I did appear on other popular TV shows, like Family Affair, My Three Sons, Barnaby Jones and Little House on the Prairie.

[The woman] paused and seemed to take a deep breath. ‘You see,’ she declared. ‘I am Tom Mallow’s aunt.’ Catherine’s first instinct was to burst out laughing. She wondered why there was something slightly absurd about aunts; perhaps it was because one thought of them as dear, comfortable creatures, somehow lacking in dignity and prestige.