Finally getting around to responding here. Thanks, Liz, for the nice comments. About Wayne, I don't remember much specifically about what he said in the teleconference except that he did manage to continue his career in show business in Great Britain. I know that he continued to do some acting, but I believe the bulk of his career after Bugaloos was in production. I was glad to hear that he had continued success. Webmaster Bill can probably provide more info--he being the resident expert on all things Bugaloos. Somewhere on this website, I believe, is an interview with Wayne, and it's pretty informative. I think most of what I remember is probably from there. Maybe it was in the book that came out some years back.
On a different, but related note, there's one more name I want to add to your "applaud" list, Liz. Walker Edmiston was a thrill to talk to in the second teleconference. There was just something about the old guy that just came across over the phone as a man I would have loved to sat and visited with for hours. He was funny and happy-sounding and totally engaging. And he had done so much television back in the sixties. Do an IMDB search on him and you'll see a very impressive list of acting credits. There's a guy who you just know had fun stories to tell. And getting to talk to him, well, he just reminded me of so many sweet old men that I've encountered throughout my life and have come to regard as role models of how to "be." Happy. Engaging. Genuine. No pretention. He was great!
That the Kroffts could assemble such a fine cast of people who seemed to actually "be" the gentle sweetness that the show projected--I find that ever more amazing as the years roll on. Of course, I don't *know* that it was all so sweet, but frankly, I've never heard one anecdote hinting that it was otherwise. So, to me, that's plenty validation.
Yep, Liz. We need to applaud these fine folks for a job well done.
Aww that's a sweet statement Paul, We gotta give Martha a round of applause. Not to meantion the others who put their effort on The Bugaloos Rest In Peace Martha, Thank you so so much for being on... more
Martha Raye = Wonderful! Paul from Texas,Wed Feb 1 20:16