'Tis a sad, sad day in Hollywood, it is, this St. Patrick's Day.
Lyle Waggoner (ex-The Carol Burnett Show, Wonder Woman) passed away earlier today.at 84. Not all the details are yet available.
As some of you are aware, Waggoner nearly altered his career trajectory when he did a screen test for Batman a couple of years before Burnett came a'callin'. Of course, we know the rest of that particular tale.
In 1969, Waggoner landed an endorsement deal with Dodge that parodied superheroes. Gary Owens (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Space Ghost, etc.) is the narrator:
Yes, it does seem like the audio is a bit ahead of the video.
On Monday, Hollywood said goodbye to Western star Stuart Whitman, at the age of 92. Whitman earned an Oscar nomination in the 50's for "The Mark", and landed one of his first TV gigs on Highway Patrol before starring in 1967's Cimarron Strip for CBS.
Edit, 3/18/20: Cimarron Strip videos have been privatized. In its place, we present Stuart Whitman in an episode of Police Story, from a fan channel for the series:
Rest in peace, gentlemen.