2 April 1974, Los Angeles, USA
Thank you. I want to thank those who voted for me to get this award. I wish that Harpo and Chico could be here to share it with me, this great honor. I wish Margaret Dumont could be here, too. She was a great straight woman for me, even though she never understood any of my jokes. She used to say, "Julie, what are they laughing at?" But most of all I want to thank my mother, because without her we never would have been anything. And last of all I'd like to thank Erin Fleming who makes my life worth living and who understands all my jokes.