Dawn Wells on MeTV

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dawn Wells this week. Remember Marianne on Gilligan’s Island? After “Gilligan” Dawn acted on Broadway in many dramas and musicals along with guest appearances on a multitude of TV shows. She is what I had expected and more. Dawn is now the national spokesperson for the 24 MeTV stations…

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Gilligan’s Mary Ann, Dawn Wells, in Seattle!

Carole and I in Seattle today to interview Dawn Wells for MeTV! Remember her as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island? The show joins KVOS-TV’s weeknight comedy lineup at 9:30 p.m. PT. Dawn Wells book signings: Goldberg’s Famous Deli 3924 Factoria Boulevard SE in Bellevue 1PM-4PM today Tacoma Cabana 728 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma 7PM-9PM today…

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Up Next: The Last Deejay!

I spent the last year putting together a journey through my career and Red Robinson: The Last Deejay will be published in October. This project would not have happened without the support of a fine writer, Robin Brunet. Robin is not only a stickler for detail, he knows a good story when he hears it. The journey involves…

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Happy 87th Birthday, Bob Newhart!

Bob Newhart was a successful TV comedian with three different network shows to his credit. His dry humour won over a generation in the Seventies. Bob’s best friend is Don Rickles. The two are almost inseparable and a reminder of another lifelong friendship between Jack Benny and George Burns. I had the pleasure of interviewing…

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John Daly Investigates Retirement

Global News’ John Daly was one of the last of the true investigative reporters left on the Vancouver media scene. He was the reporter who exposed the abuse of intersection cameras by ICBC bureaucrats. He also was lead reporter on the scandal that toppled former BC premier Glen Clark. And the list goes on and on……

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Glenn Yarbrough Gone at 86

Another great has passed on. Glenn Yarbrough was the lead singer of the Limeliters from 1959 to 1963 and later he had a prolific solo career recording on various labels. Glenn was a popular draw whenever he appeared in Vancouver. His most famous solo effort was Baby The Rain Must Fall from the Steve McQueen movie…

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Remembering Lovie Eli

I was sorry to hear of the recent passing of Vancouver singer/actress Lovie Eli. Longtime friend Candus Churchill summed it up in her guestbook post: “I am so blessed to have shared a wonderful friendship with Lovie. We sang Gospel and performed together for many many years. But most of all we shared laughter, heartaches and dreams…

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Harmonies From Heaven On The Way!

The Everly Brothers’ BBC documentary, Harmonies From Heaven, is coming September 9. Included: a previously unreleased live performance of their classic ballad Let It Be Me, recorded for Australian TV at Sydney’s Chequers Nightclub in 1968…

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