Unfortunately, as a writer, sometimes I come across names in my travels that stick out and, as such, should be related to the “younger generation”. One such name, that of 96-year-old veteran actor Al Molinaro (1919-2015), who I mentioned on his 96th birthday on June 24 (See Post # CCCXXIX).
In regards to his demise, which I just found out about this morning, it is truly a dark day…as the comedy and acting world has lost one of its’ finest legends, as he had roles in two of the biggest comedies of the 70’s; “Happy Days” and the original “The Odd Couple”. Not too shabby for a man that came from a small town in Wisconsin and the son of a restaurant owner.
A light that will forever be missed…RIP Mr. Molinaro…may you now entertain your fellow stars in the night skies…
As for those celebrating today, Halloween, as your birthday, your twins are/were; late actress/singer (and former wife of Roy Rogers) Dale Evans (1912-2001), late “Dallas” matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes (1922-2005), CBS journalist Dan Rather (1931), late “Little House on the Prairie” co-star Michael Landon (1936-1991), former “M*A*S*H” co-star David Ogden Stiers (1942) and late football star Brian Piccolo (1943-1970).
Also celebrating “All Hallows Eve” are/were; comedian Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), actress Diedre Hall (1947), late comedian/actor John Candy (1950-1994), journalist Jane Pauley (1950), actor Ken Wahl (1954), actor Michael DeLorenzo (1959), actor/director Peter Jackson (1961), actor/comedian Rob Schneider (1963), singer Darryl Worley (1964), former ‘rapper’ Vanilla Ice (1967), The Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Johnny Moeller (1970) and famous offspring Willow Smith was born in “The Year of the Dragon” (2000).
Hoping you all enjoy your ‘tricks and treats’…as always…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\