Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Run a Farm with Eva Gabor or Possibly Samwise's Dad!

RIP Joseph Wiseman, the eponymous villain of Dr. No; and Vic Mizzy, the stranger-than-fictionally named composer of the themes for The Addams Family and Green Acres. Fun fact: for Green Acres, the studio refused to shell out money for singers so Mizzy did it himself.

In other news, Carrie Fisher turns 53 today. "Help me blow out these candles, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're our only hope!"

Update 10/22: Green Acres was the show for which Mizzy sang the theme himself.


J. said...

You have just overloaded the mental jukebox -- with possibly the world's strangest mashup. :-(

jjv said...

Dave, I just got back from a tour of airports an Carrie Fisher's new book is out. I leafed through it and it is hysterical in a debauched way. The cover is princess Leia with her head on the table holding a martini glass. Fisher's home life was apparently not idea.

J. said...

I must get that book, though wonder if it's any different from Postcards from the Edge. Thanks for the recommendation, JJV!