Re: Who's still alive? Random thoughts.


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Posted ByLL on September 24, 2003 at 16:59:34:

In Reply to: Who's still alive? posted byFrank Nelson on September 22, 2003 at 03:19:06:

: regulars:
: Jack Benny (1894-1974)
: Mary Livingstone Benny (1905-1983)
: Don Wilson (1900-1982)
: Eddie Anderson (1905-1977)
: Dennis Day (1918-1988)
: Phil Harris (1904-1995)

What, no Alois Havrilla, Frank Black, or Ethel Shutta? :)

: semi-regulars:
: Mel Blanc (1908-1989)
: Bea Benaderet (1906-1968)
: Bob Crosby (1913-1993)
: Artie Auerbach (1903-1957)
: Benny Rubin (1899-1986)
: Dale White

Pretty sure he's alive. Have been looking for him, but without success (yet).

: Ned Miller

When was he on the show? He's got to be dead by now, considering he was working with Jack in vaudeville.

: Herb Vigran (1910-1986)
: Frank Nelson (1911-1986)
: Maudie Prickett (1914-1976)

What, no Blanche Stewart or Cliff Nazarro? :)

: people who appeared several times in bit parts:
: Howard McNear (1905-1969)
: Sandra Gould (1916-1999)
: Sara Berner (1912-1969)

Hey, protest! If Bea Benedaret is considered a semi-regular, then Sara Berner was no bit part.

: Joseph Kearns (1907-1962)
: Joe Besser (1907-1988)
: Dave Willock (1909-1990)
: Jane Dulo (1918-1994)
: Burt Mustin (1882-1977)
: Rolfe Sedan (1896-1982)
: Hallene Hill (1876-1966)
: Leigh Snowden (1929-1982)
: Frank Gerstle (1915-1970)
: Madge Blake (1899-1969)
: Jeanette Eymann

I'm starting to think she may be dead (but I hope not). I went to what was supposedly her house in LA, but it definitely wasn't any more.

: Olan Soule (1909-1994)
: James Flavin (1906-1976)
: Harry Shearer (1943-)
: Stevie Wooten
: Barry Gordon (1948-)

Also Beverly Washburn, and at least one other Beaver I need to get back in touch with.

: frequent guest stars:
: Gisele Mackenzie (1927-2003)
: Ronald Colman (1891-1958)
: Benita Hume (1906-1967)
: Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992)

Since when was Dorothy Kirsten a "frequent" guest star? I think she was on the radio show twice. Oh well...Jimmy and Gloria Stewart belong on the list too.

: writers:
: John Tackaberry (1912-1969)
: Milt Josefsberg (1911-1987)
: George Balzer
: Sam Perrin (1901-1998)
: Howard Snyder (1909-1963)
: Hugh Wedlock Jr. (1908-1993)
: Hal Goldman (1919-2001)
: Al Gordon

Also Harry Conn and Al Boasberg, both long gone.

: producers:
: Norman Abbott
: Hilliard Marks (1913-1982)
: Irving Fein (1911-)

: directors:
: Ralph Levy (1919-2001)
: Frederick DeCordova (1910-2001)

*Sigh*. :(

: musicians:
: Mahlon Merrick (1900-1969)
: Sammy Weiss

I'm almost positive that he'd be gone by now. Watch the Nat King Cole TV episode and you can see some fun business with him.

: Frankie Remley (1901-1967)

: others:
: Maury Thompson (1916-)
: Ronnie Rondell

Can someone clue me in on who these "others" were? I don't have my research books at hand and am not connecting with the names.

Great name list, Frank! There are several names that I'm sure I'll find in my detailed research on the shows.

--LL


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