Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jimmy Carl Black 1938-2008

Yma Sumac 1922- 2008

Another giant has fallen. Maybe I've just been hyper aware, but more significant deaths have happened in the past ninety days than I can ever recall.

How to Marry a Millionaire with guest Morey Amsterdam (1957)

All in the Family with special guest star Burt Mustin (1973) - Footage Offline - 5/30/09

Burt Mustin is one of my favorite old television character actors, as he seems to pop up in every other thing I watch. From Leave it to Beaver to Dragnet to Bewitched. He died in 1977 and four All in the Family appearances were among the final things he did.

Monday, November 3, 2008

CBC Television Audition Tape of Alex Trebek (1969)

Looks like Peter Gzowski sitting on the left too.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gilligan's Island with special guest star Vito Scotti (1965)

The Twilight Zone with special guest stars Cliff Robertson and Frank Sutton (1962)

The tormented ventriloquist is one of my favorite formulas in showbiz history. From The Great Gabbo to Dead of Night to The Devil Doll to Magic - it's always enjoyable. And this time with the heel from Gomer Pyle no less.