One day in 1947, Samuel Goldwyn invited the director Henry Koster to take over on the set of The Bishop's Wife. "How," he asked Koster, "would you like to work with Laurette Taylor?" "I'd love to -- she's a great actress," Koster replied, "but she's dead." Goldwyn was astonished: "Two hours ago she was sitting where you are sitting now, and I talked to her!" When Koster told him he was wrong, Goldwyn summoned his secretary. "What was that lady's name who was just sitting here two hours ago -- the actress?" he demanded to know. "Loretta Young," the secretary replied. "See?" Goldwyn gloated. "What did I tell you? She's not dead!"