Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all my readers! It is, of course, my favorite holiday and I have been in costume consistently as an adult every year since 1987 (see slideshow below). You can compare my Eddie Munster with the character above, because today I am offering a "Where are they now?" edition of Quigley's Cabinet, featuring the Munsters and the Addams Family.
The Munsters (top photo)
  • Herman: Fred Gwynne (1926-1993) is buried in an unmarked grave at the Sandymount United Methodist Church in Finksburg, Maryland.
  • Lily: Yvonne De Carlo (1922-2007) was cremated, so her ashes may be with family.
  • Grandpa: Al Lewis (1923-2006) was cremated and his ashes are buried in his favorite cigar box at Riverside Church in New York City.
  • Eddie: Butch Patrick, 56, recently wrote his autobiography, co-hosts a TV series showcasing classic horror films, and owns the Grateful Dead tour bus.
  • Marilyn: Beverley Owen, 72, is retired, but still acts on-stage in upstate New York. Pat Priest, 73, is retired and living in Idaho, where she has been treated for lymphoma.
The Addams Family (bottom photo)
  • Gomez: John Astin, 79, teaches acting at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
  • Morticia: Carolyn Jones (1930-1983) is entombed next to her mother at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park in Anaheim, California.
  • Uncle Fester: Jackie Coogan (1914-1984) is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
  • Lurch: Ted Cassidy (1932-1979) was cremated and his ashes are buried in the backyard of his former home in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Grandmama: Blossom Rock (1895-1978) is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
  • Pugsley: Ken Weatherwax, 54, works as a movie studio grip.
  • Wednesday: Lisa Loring, 51, does public relations for a hotel chain and makes appearances at fan conventions.
The composer of The Munsters theme song, Jack Marshall, died in 1973, and the composer of The Addams Family theme song, Vic Mizzy, just died last Saturday at the age of 93.

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