Monday, November 25, 2019

Blind Item #12 - Reader Blind - Kindness

This deceased comedic actor was primarily famous for a comedy show that in its run introduced many great comedians and actors to the world.  He is especially known for two characters he did on the show that both had cartoons versions later.  He also appeared in movies and did a lot of voiceover work.

It doesn’t matter where this comic actor was during the holidays season.  Around Christmas, he could be found dressed up as Santa or perhaps as an elf or in some other costume handing out presents at an orphanage or other home for unwanted children. He did this like clockwork until the last couple of years when he was too sick to do this any longer then he sometimes had family members go in his stead.

41 comments:

sandybrook said...

Red Skelton?

Sea Hag said...

Red Skelton?

Sea Hag said...

Oh, Sandy, great minds think alike. I'd'a beat you if I didn't have to do a stupid Google verification!

sandybrook said...

You don’t need to do that I’m not a robot thingy, just press publish your comment

Vita said...

Truly lovely!

What were the two characters that became cartoons?

s.s. said...

I've heard this same story about Alan Hale from Gilligan's Island, handing out toys to poor kids dressed as The Skipper. Don't think this is the same guy.

SnarkyAngel said...

Gene Wilder

sandybrook said...

Clem Kaddiddlehopper had the same voice as Bullwinkle the Moose but I’m not sure what the other character was. Foghorn Leghorn sticks in my mind but I’m not sure that’s based on any Skelton character.

gauloise said...

Someone from Laugh In? That artie johnson guy?

loveless said...

Jim Backus?

Unknown said...

Tim Conway? Carol Burnett show. Lots of movies, voice over (Sponge Bob, Scooby Doo, etc). Had well known characters. His son has a radio show and he does help kids during Christmas.

DarylsBigFan said...

God bless him, whoever it is.
I was one of those kids, when I was ages 4 thru 6. 50 yrs later, I still remember the event I was taken to, for kids who needed a gift. I remember sitting there, and Santa's helper calling my name, running up to get my little gift. You do not forget those moments. Ever.

La Morena said...

I’m going with Jim Backus . He seems like a gentleman and real stand up guy ��

Tuesdi said...

Jim Backus my first guess, too.

IndieRaga said...

Ohh Dear....thanks for sharing that!
Iam glad you're better off but still haven't forgotten the past!
And yes Blessings to whoever this is !

Sea Hag said...

@Sandy, no, not that kind of verification. I changed my Google password over the weekend and it was my first time signing on with this computer, so Google wanted me to verify my password.

Neil said...

I don't think Backus fits. He's primarily known for Gilligan's Island, which didn't introduce a lot of comedians or actors to the world.

Although, I don't have a better idea. :(

Zebra Seasoning said...

I met Red Skelton years ago when he was performing at a casino in Reno. He drew a clown for me. :)

Neil said...

Hmm...Arte Johnson? Were his Laugh-In characters (the lecherous old man on the bench and the 'veddy, veddy interesting) made into cartoons?

Red Velvet Boots said...

Arte Johnson
Laugh-In for the show
Cartoon characters based on the show - "Years after Laugh-In ended, the two characters (Tyrone and Gladys) were the subject of an animated Saturday-morning children's show, Baggy Pants and the Nitwits."
Voice-overs - Scooby Doo, The Smurfs, Animaniacs

Definitely him.

Ivy said...

Tim Conway.

Unknown said...

Bernie Mac

squirrelmistress said...

Art Carney

Robyn said...
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G.R. said...

Why is this a blind item?!

Monkeyweather said...

Probably more of a fun guessing game than a blind ;)

Drewholtaus said...

Kindness is always king in the end. Wish todays stars could recognize that much sooner!

SlimKeith said...

Daryl: Thanks for sharing such a sweet memory of Christmas. It's so nice to encounter a sweet comment occasionally! Some of you guys are brutal! LoL. Happy Holidays everyone. Cheers.

Lady Leaves said...

+1 Red Velvet. This is Arte Johnson. Didnt know the park bench old lady and man were made into cartoons.

rocky619ca said...

Loved Arte Johnson! My favorite was his character in Love at First Bite.

Renfield!

AtlantAnne said...

Peter sellers? Pink Panther?

Erin said...

Hey Daryl - very touching share. We all should each donate a gift to an organization in honor of Daryl - come on y'all - say yes!!! 💗😀

Sd Auntie said...

+10000 Mr Magoo and Mr Howell. Rebel without a cause!!

Unknown said...

Robin Williams

CJ said...

Jim Backus voiced Mr. Magoo, but not any other cartoon characters that I know of.

Dr. Lesley said...

flip wilson

Unknown said...

Jack Benny

MissDavie said...

None of the guesses fit so far. I'm stumped.

gauloise said...

Artie Johnson had another cartoon, a shark that spoke like that german nazi character he did

Snick said...

Gary Shandling

rabbit said...

Red Skelton

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