Compelling People — Interesting Lives
Monthly Archive: May 2018
Written by Melissa Parker, Posted in Producers
Sid and Marty Krofft are icons to generations who were riveted to their televisions for H.R. Pufnstuf (1969), Lidsville (1971), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973), Land of the Lost (1974), Pryor’s Place (1984), D.C. Follies (1987) and many more. The Canadian-born puppeteers created and produced groundbreaking, live-action fantasy shows that became mainstays of the Saturday morning airwaves. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Kroffts also found success as producers of popular primetime variety series such as Donny & Marie, The Brady Bunch Hour and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
Read more on Sid and Marty Krofft Interview: Saturday Morning Icons Talk Career and Lifetime Achievement Emmy…
Written by Melissa Parker, Posted in Musicians
Debby Campbell was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1956 to Glen Campbell and Diane Kirk. She is the eldest of the entertainer’s eight children, and for 24 years, she sang with her father as part of his concert touring act. In 2014, with co-author Mark Bego, she wrote Burning Bridges: Life with My Father Glen Campbell, which tells her story of supporting her dad through four wives, drug and alcohol additions and finally Alzheimer’s disease that took Campbell’s life on August 8, 2017.
Read more on Debby Campbell Interview: Glen Campbell’s Daughter Sends Late Father a Musical Love Letter…