Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In Memoriam

There were two passings last month I should note, and I'm sorry it's taken so long.

One is Adrian Cronauer.  Robin Williams based his character on Cronauer in "Good Morning Vietnam."  There was nothing anyone could do to make the war in Vietnam tolerable, but it's apparent Cronauer's morning disc jockey work, based in Saigon, helped a little.

An old public television documentary about WARM had a segment about a family sending tapes of the radio station to a soldier stationed in the far east, during the Vietnam War.  Cronauer's work filled a similar void for thousands of others.

Ann Cullen died last month in California at the age of 90.  She was married to game show great Bill Cullen from 1954, until his death in 1990.  Mrs. Cullen appeared with Bill on "Tattletales" during the 70's and 80's.  She was as witty as her husband.