You were amazing--an original. I've had a girl-crush on you since I was a kid. You were always the smart-mouthed, curvy brunette who called it like it was. I wanted to grow up to be you. And many times I was--a little.
B and I regularly perform as you and Marilyn. We are pretty good at it, too. We're still trying to track down your costumer, though.
My heart hurts a little that you are gone now, but we'll always have a few of your films to smile over--and every time I hum one of your songs, you won't be very far away. Bye-bye, Baby! You were fabulous!