Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy Birthday, Kookie!

I'm a day late on this one, but I didn't want to forget Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, icon of my youth.

10 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

What a talent.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Give me Troy Donahue anytime.

Bill Crider said...

Did Troy ever have a hit record? Case closed.

Lonnie Cruse said...

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb...

Ahhhh, the good old days...

Bill Crider said...

'57 Chevy days, right?

Anonymous said...

It's "Edd," with two d's

Bill Crider said...

Oops. Fixed now.

Brent McKee said...

The song also featured the third Mrs. Eddie Fisher, Connie Stevens, who played what was essentially the same role as Byrnes on the series "Hawaiian Eye," which was basically "77 Sunset Strip" but set in Honolulu. "Hawaiian Eye," "Bourbon Street Beat" and "Surfside Six" were all essentially the same show with different locations and slight tweaks to the cast.

Ivan G said...

Bill...you're the ginchiest...

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Ivan, I think.

Brent, my father always liked SURFSIDE SIX best. He called it "the one with those adventuresome boys."