Thursday, August 07, 2008

They Earned Their Wings Already?

Somehow, during a conversation, the “Jeopardy!” theme came up. I mentioned how Merv Griffin gets paid a royalty fee if it’s played for longer than thirty seconds. My friend said, “His estate gets paid.” I was surprised and replied, “I think he’s still alive.” So I went to “” to check. Pushing daisies.

In the last six months:

Bozo the Clown. Well, not the original Bozo, but Larry Harmon who was the best-known and the person we will always remember as The Clown.

Dody Goodman. I think she was on Jack Paar’s “Tonight Show,” which will let you know about how old she was. A gentleman never tells.

Cyd Charisse. Our younger readers will not know this dancer. Our older readers will not know Tula Ellice Finklea, her birth name.

Bo Diddley, early r&r performer with the square guitar and inventor of the “shave and a haircut” beat. This blog site has something on him., if you will look back at the entry for June 2 and comments made by readers that day.

Harvey Korman, second banana forever, best known for his work on the Carol Burnett Show. Great skit artist.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot George Carlin

August 08, 2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Too recent.

August 09, 2008 2:26 AM  

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