You can't really say it's a tragedy when someone makes it to 95, but it's a little sad. My dad had a brief stretch as an event promoter, and he brought Art Linkletter in for a business luncheon. I got to sit at Art's table and he was a very nice guy. Very friendly and patient with 10-year-old me, though I suppose if you host a TV show where you talk to kids, you'd either naturally be that way, learn to fake it well, or be really miserable.
My dad was big on bringing in celebrities that he remembered from when he was younger, so this makes the third one who's passed away (the others being Red Skelton and Bob Hope). Watch your backs, Smothers Brothers.
Odd - until I read that article, I had no idea he was born in Saskatchewan.
I am in the Art Linkletter, Red and Bob fan club too. Along with Bing Crosby and Jack Benny, and perhaps guys like Ed Sullivan, Art is the last of a linage of the guys who did Radio, Live TV and TV in color.
I remember him most because of kids say the darndest things and his face on the money in the Game of life (also on of my most remembered commercials from when I was a kid, I am humming the song right now).
- The guy's wife survived him. They had ONLY been married 74 years. Rookies.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Originally posted by AWArulzI am in the Art Linkletter, Red and Bob fan club too.
Was only around Bob Hope for literally a few seconds, but spent a bit of time with Red Skelton (got to go shopping with him to buy props for his stage show) and he was such a nice guy. As kind, funny, and friendly as you'd expect from seeing him on TV. I have an original drawing that he did - he did several for our family. Very generous.
Originally posted by AWArulzhis face on the money in the Game of life
Yes! I didn't know about that, but he told me at that luncheon and now it's something I always look for when I play that game, which is next to never.
Originally posted by ToolpoxMy condolences to you, James.
Thanks, buddy. I wouldn't get by without you. *hugz*