Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm still getting caught up...

...from my trip last week. While I was away, Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley on the 1960s television show The Addams Family, died at age 59.  

The series, which ran on ABC from 1964 to 1966, was based on the cartoons of Charles Addams (above) that appeared in The New Yorker. (I actually preferred its competitor, The Munsters, which was on CBS during those years.)

Mr. Weatherwax's uncle was Rudd Weatherwax, who handled the collies that portrayed Lassie in films and on television.

Two candidates for Name of the Day I missed are Dollree Mapp, who also died last week, and Bweela Steptoe, a freelance fashion designer from Brooklyn.

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