Thursday, February 28, 2019

"Cool Hand Luke" Actor Morgan Woodward 1925-2019 Memorial Video

Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019) was an American actor, best known for his recurring role on the soap opera Dallas as Marvin "Punk" Anderson. He also played Boss Godfrey (the Walking Boss) in Cool Hand Luke (1967), the silent, sunglasses-wearing "man with no eyes," and he had the most guest appearances on Gunsmoke at 19 episodes. He appeared in two episodes of Star Trek.

Woodward died on February 22, 2019 at his Hollywood Hills house in California.

"Batman" Actress Lisa Seagram 1936-2019 Memorial Video

Lisa Seagram (born Ruth Browser; July 7, 1936 – February 1, 2019) was an American actress.[1] She was best known for her roles in Yellow: Le Cugine[2] (1969), The Carpetbaggers (1964) and Caprice (1967).


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Seagram was the daughter of Harry Brower, a New York City police detective. She worked as a graphic artist after graduating from college. Acting on a friend's suggestion, she began working as a model. After someone suggested that she "looked like an actor," she studied drama for three years, which led to a small role in Shadows (1959).[1]

After retiring from acting, Seagram first sold commercial real estate. In the 1980s, she created Actors 2000, teaching acting in Hawaii. She later moved the school to Los Angeles.[1]

Seagram died of dementia in Burbank, California on February 1, 2019 at the age of 82.[3]


1. Lisanti, Tom (2007). Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-Five Profiles. McFarland. pp. 193–198. ISBN 9781476612416. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
2. Seagram, Lisa; Bonuglia, Maurizio; Barbero, Caterina; Ricci, Franco (1969-10-07), Yellow: le cugine, retrieved 2017-02-23
3."Lisa Seagram, Actress on 'Batman' and 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' Dies at 82". The Hollywood Reporter. February 26, 2019.

"The Munsters" Actress Beverley Owen 1937-2019 Memorial Video

Beverley Owen (née Ogg; May 13, 1937 – February 21, 2019) was an American television actress, best known for having played the original role of Marilyn Munster on the sitcom The Munsters, before the role was taken over by Pat Priest.


In 1956, Owen appeared in her first TV role in As the World Turns. Owen appeared on the shows The Doctors, Kraft Mystery Theatre, The Virginian, Wagon Train, and Another World, and in the feature film Bullet for a Badman, starring Audie Murphy, after which she got the role of Marilyn Munster on The Munsters.[1] In 1972, she played Dr. Paula McCrea for nine months in the soap opera Another World.[1]

Personal life

Owen left The Munsters after 13 episodes and returned to New York, where she married Sesame Street writer and producer Jon Stone in 1966.[2] They were married for eight years until 1974. She had two daughters, Polly and Kate.[2] After her divorce in 1974 she continued to pursue her studies in early American history and earned a master's degree in 1989.[3]


Beverley's daughter Polly confirmed that the actress died of ovarian cancer on February 21, 2019, at the age of 81.[4] Butch Patrick, her co-star on The Munsters, released a Facebook statement on February 24, 2019, saying “Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us. What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes.”[5]

Selected filmography

As the World Turns[1] 
The Doctors[1] 
Bullet for a Badman[6] 
Wagon Train[1] 
Another World[1] 
The Munsters – originated the role of Marilyn Munster[2]


1. Nolasco, Stephanie (February 25, 2019). "Beverley Owen, the original Marilyn in 'The Munsters,' dead at 81". Fox News.
2. "Beverley Owen, the original Marilyn on 'The Munsters,' has died at age 81". USA TODAY. February 25, 2019.
3. Evans, Greg (February 25, 2019). "Beverley Owen Dies: 'The Munsters' Original Marilyn Was 81". Deadline.
4. "Beverley Owen, Original Marilyn from 'The Munsters,' Dead at 81". TMZ.
5. "1st Marilyn of TV's 'The Munsters,' Beverley Owen, Dies". Best Classic Bands. February 21, 2019.
6. Needham, Lucy (February 25, 2019). "The Munsters actress Beverley Owen dies after battle with ovarian cancer". mirror.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

"The Monkees" Musician & Actor Peter Tork 1942-2019 Memorial Video

Peter Halsten Thorkelson (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019), better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician, composer and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.

Tork died from complications of cancer on February 21, 2019, at his home in Mansfield, Connecticut.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

"Cowboy Comic Sidekick" Actor John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight 1976 Valhalla Cemetery

John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight (May 9, 1901 – February 23, 1976) was an American film and television actor. He was also a singer, especially in his early career. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1928 and 1967, usually as a cowboy hero's comic sidekick.


Knight was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, the third child and son of James A. and Olive Knight.[1] In Fairmont, he worked as a clerk at a hotel and played in a theater orchestra.[2]

He attended nearby West Virginia University[3] where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity,[2] a cheerleader and law student. He wrote a pep song, "Fight Mountaineers," which is still frequently used by the Mountaineer Marching Band 90 years later. He also wrote the melody for a WVU song entitled "To Thee Our Alma Mater," with words by fellow graduate David A. Christopher. He formed his own band in college and played drums,[3] eventually leaving school to perform in vaudeville and in big bands such as Irving Aaronson's and George Olsen's.[4]

Eventually his musical and comedy skills took him to New York, where he appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1927 and on Broadway in Here's Howe and Ned Wayburn's Gambols.[5] He was billed under his nickname, Fuzzy (given him because of his peculiarly soft voice).[3]:236

While touring with bands, Knight came to Hollywood and appeared in several musical short films for MGM and Paramount between 1928 and 1932.[4] Mae West gave him his first notable film role in She Done Him Wrong, and he went on to play in hundreds of films over the next 30 years. By the 1940s, he was primarily playing in Western movies and was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars in Westerns in 1940.[3]:236

Knight became famous to a new generation when he co-starred as Buster Crabbe's sidekick (using his own name as Private Fuzzy Knight)[6] on the 1955 television series Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion.[3]:236 In semi-retirement thereafter, Knight continued to make occasional appearances in films and TV shows through 1967.

John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight died in his sleep at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, and was survived by his wife, actress Patricia Ryan (née Thelma de Long).[4][3]:236 He was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

Partial filmography


Year Film Role Notes

1932 Fighting For Justice Playing himself Song singer at piano
1933 Her Bodyguard Danny Dare
1934 Belle of the Nineties Comedian
1935 Home on the Range
Danger Ahead Fred Klein Delicatessen Owner (singer/pianist)

1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Tater

1936 Sea Spoilers Hogan

1936 Palm Springs off screen credit
1937 Mountain Music
Courage of the West Hank Givens First of four as the comic sidekick of Bob Baker
The Singing Outlaw Longhorn Second with Bob Baker
1938 Spawn of the North Lefty Jones
The Cowboy and the Lady Buzz
1939 Union Pacific Cookie
1940 Chip of the Flying U "Weary"

1940 Law and Order Deadwood

1940 My Little Chickadee Cousin Zeb
1941 Law of the Range Chap
The Shepherd of the Hills Mr. Palestrom

1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas "Happy" T. Snodgras

1943 Arizona Trail Kansas

1944 Trigger Trail Echo

1945 Song of the Sarong Pete McGillicutty
Renegades of the Rio Grande Ranger Trigger Bidwell Alternative title: Bank Robbery 
Senorita from the West Rosebud
1947 The Egg and I Cab Driver
1949 Rimfire Porky Hodges
1951 Skipalong Rosenbloom Sneaky Pete Alternative title: Square Shooter
1952 Night Raiders Tex
Rodeo Jazbo Davis
1965 The Bounty Killer Captain Luther
1966 Waco Telegraph Operator Uncredited
1967 Hostile Guns Buck


Year Title Role Notes

1950–1951 The Gene Autry Show Sagebrush - Sidekick 4 episodes
1955–1957 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Pvt. Fuzzy Knight 33 episodes
1959 The Man and the Challenge Burro Charlie 1 episode
1960 Outlaws Isaac Miller 1 episode
1962 The Tall Man Johnny Red "Trial by Fury"
The Joey Bishop Show Charles Porter 2 episodes


1. United States Federal Census 1920; Fairmont Ward 8, Marion, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1961; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 1015.
2. "Our Cheer Leader". The Delta of Sigma Nu fraternity. Sigma Nu Fraternity. 39: 527–528. 1922.
3. Corneau, Ernest. Hall of Fame of Western Film Stars. Christopher Publishing, 1969, p. 235
4. Fuzzy Knight obituary, Variety, March 3, 1976
5. Internet Broadway Database
6. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.).  Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.