Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pa Kent

"There's one thing I do know,
Son, and that is you are here for a reason."
     -- Glenn Ford, Superman (1978)

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford was born in Quebec on May 1, 1916.  When he was just six years old, his family relocated to California, where his father took a position with the railroad.  Ford attended Santa Monica High School, where he first became interested in acting.

After a few years with the theatre, Ford signed with Columbia Pictures when he was 23.  His first film, released in 1939, was called Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence.  Here's a scene from the film.  He followed it up with the 1941 feature So Ends Our Night, in which he played a German exile on the run in Nazi-controlled Europe.  Here's that film in its entirety. 

President Franklin Roosevelt screened the film at the White House and was so impressed by it that he invited Ford to his birthday celebration.  Ford was equally impressed by the President and First Lady Eleanor, and upon his return from Washington, he immediately registered as a democrat.  Later that year, he'd enlist in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

On December 7, 1941, America officially entered World War 2 following the attack on Pearl Harbor.  While on a cross-country tour selling war bonds for Army and Navy relief, Ford decided to make it official, enlisting in the Marine Corps Reserve.  He was assigned to San Diego's Camp Pendleton, along with Hollywood heavyweight Tyrone Power, who had also enlisted.  The two co-hosted a weekly radio program called "The Halls of Montezuma."  After three years of service, he was given a medical discharge in 1944, after being diagnosed with duodenal ulcers, a condition that would affect him for the rest of his life.

Upon his discharge, Ford returned to Hollywood, and stepped into the biggest role of his career thus far, opposite Rita Hayworth in Gilda, in which he played a young thug.  Today, historians and critics credit the film with creating the genre of film noir.  Feel free to watch the trailer here.

In 1955, Ford starred in another landmark film, Blackboard Jungle, which highlighted racial conflicts at an urban high school.  A young Sidney Poitier appeared as one of Ford's students, as did future M*A*S*H star Jamie Farr, as well as future Combat! star Vic Morrow, a prior subject of this blog.

Ford's popularity continued to grow, and in 1958, he was the biggest box office draw in America.  Despite that, he longed to return to active duty, this time enlisting in the Navy as a public affairs officer.  Ironically, he had portrayed one just a year earlier in the film Don't Go Near the Water.  He would continue to serve until 1970, when he retired at the rank of captain, having spent several years supporting President Johnson's efforts during the Vietnam War.
Ford with Superman co-star Jeff East.

Ford continued to act, and in 1977, he was cast in Superman, a film that introduced him to a new generation of fans.  He portrayed Jonathan Kent, the humble Kansas farmer who finds the orphaned Kal-El of Krypton and raises him as his son, Clark Kent.

Ford continued to act until 1991 when he retired following heart and circulatory problems.  Over the next 15 years, he would suffer a series of strokes, which ultimately took his life on August 30, 2006.  He was 90 years old.

Ford was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica. 
Bottom Floor
Twilight Corridor

Rest in peace, Pa.

  • Ford was a relative of U.S. President Martin Van Buren as well as Canada's first Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald.

  • While in high school, Ford worked for Will Rogers, who taught him horsemanship.

  • Ford had a short-lived TV series in 1971 called Cade's County, in which he played a sheriff.  Check out the series intro here.  In 1978, he hosted a documentary series entitled When Havoc Struck.  Watch an episode in its entirety here.  Believe it or not!

  • Ford switched political parties in the 1980s, becoming a republican and an ardent supporter of President Ronald Reagan.

  • Ford was quite the ladies man, married and divorced four times.  Along the way, he had a string of affairs with such Hollywood starlets as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Stella Stevens, Joan Crawford and Maria Schell, an actress who also appeared in Superman as a Kryptonian elder named Vond-Ah.

  • The film Superman Returns (2006) featured a photo of Ford as Pa Kent.  Look for it on the living room mantle at the Kent Farm.

  • Five of Ford's films have been preserved by the Library of Congress's National Film Registry for being culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.  These include Gilda (1946), The Big Heat (1953), Blackboard Jungle (1955), 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and Superman (1978).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was born in St. Louis on May 12, 1925.  He was the son of Italian immigrants who came through Ellis Island.  As Berra later recalled "my father came over first.  He was from the old country.  And he didn't know what baseball was.  He was ready to go to work."

Berra was a Roman Catholic, and as a teenager, he attended South Side Catholic High School.  At the same time, he started playing baseball in the American Legion leagues, learning the basics of catching while playing both outfield and infield positions.

His career would have to wait until after World War 2 however.  Berra enlisted in the Navy and served as a gunner's mate on the U.S.S. Bayfield during the Normandy invasion.

After the war, Berra returned to the States and started playing in the minors.  He signed with the Newark Bears and was mentored by Hall of Famer Bill Dickey, to whom Berra would later credit owing his career to.

Then in 1946, Berra made it the majors, signing with the New York Yankees.  He played his first game on September 22nd.  Though he'd only play seven games during his inaugural season, he'd play 83 in 1947.  For the next 14 years, he'd play more than 100 games per season.

Throughout Berra's career, the Yankees made it to the World Series more than at any other point in their history.  Along the way, Berra broke a number of Series records, including most games played (75), hits (71) and catcher putouts (457).  In the 1956 Series, Berra caught Don Larsen's perfect game, one of only two no-hitters ever played in the post season.  Watch that iconic win here.

An iconic image of Berra
and Don Larsen following
a rare no-hit Series game.
Berra retired from play following the 1963 World Series, moving on to greener pastures.  He replaced Ralph Houk as Manager, but it was to be short lived.  Just one year later, upon losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, Berra was fired.

He moved crosstown, joining the New York Mets as a coach.  He'd spend the next seven years in that position, before becoming Manager in 1972, a position he'd hold for the next three seasons.  During that time, he had a record of 298 wins and 302 losses, including the 1973 postseason.

In 1976, Berra returned to the Yankees as a coach, leading the team to three consecutive American League titles, including both the 1977 and 78 World Series.  He stayed with the team until 1985, when he was fired by team owner George Steinbrenner, for reasons that remain unclear.

Berra took the reigns of the Houston Astros that year, where he'd stay for the remainder of his career, before finally retiring from baseball in 1989. 

On September 22, 2015, exactly 69 years to the day of his first major league game, Berra died peacefully in his sleep. The Yankees paid tribute to him at their first game following his death.  You can watch that tribute here.

He was laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey.

Section #49
Block A
Grave 18 1A
"Always go to other people's funerals.  Otherwise they won't go to yours."

Wise words, Yogi.  Rest in peace.

  • Berra received his nickname from friend Jack Maguire, who, after watching a newsreel from India, observed that he resembled a yogi whenever he sat on the bench waiting to play.

  • As a young boy in St. Louis, Berra grew up on Elizabeth Avenue, across the street from his future competitor Joe Garagiola.  It was also home to Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck.  As a result, that whole block was later renamed "Hall of Fame Place."

  • Montclair State University is home to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, where many baseball artifacts are on display, including the mitt with which Berra caught the only perfect game in World Series history.  A break-in occurred in 2014, and sadly, many of Berra's personal effects remain missing today.

  • Berra was a catcher during his baseball days, but he became a pitcher later in life, endorsing a variety of products and appearing in dozens of TV commercials, selling shoes, cookies and Stove Top stuffing.  See a compilation of his work here.  He even did one for Aflac.

  • Berra was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 24, 2015.

  • Upon Berra's death, the Associated Press inaccurately reported that Yogi Bear had died.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Natalie Wood: Six Feet Under

Natalie Wood was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on July 20, 1938.  As you might have guessed, she was the daughter of Russian immigrants.  She was born in San Francisco, but the family moved to Santa Rosa shortly thereafter.  It was there that Natalie was first discovered by a film crew, and based on their enthusiasm, the family resettled again, this time in Los Angeles.  By all accounts, Natalie's mother was determined to make her young daughter a star.

It didn't take long for Natalie to start landing roles.  Her first was a bit part in the 1943 film Happy Land, as a sad, young girl who drops her ice cream cone.  Watch that magnificent debut here.  Although the part was brief, she caught the eye of the director, Irving Pichel, who was so impressed by her natural talent that he promised to keep her in mind for upcoming roles.

A man of his word, Pichel cast Wood in the 1946 Orson Welles film Tomorrow is Forever.  Watch them share a scene in this clip.

After appearing in another Pichel film, Wood's mother signed her daughter to a new picture at 20th Century Fox, one destined to be a holiday classic.  Miracle on 34th Street was released in 1947 and has been airing at Christmas ever since.  I've still never seen it.  Watch the original trailer here.

The film established Wood as a genuine commodity in Hollywood, enabling her to pick any role she wanted.  Still a pre-teen, she appeared in a string of hits, including Father Was a Fullback (1949) with Fred MacMurray, The Jackpot (1950) with Jimmy Stewart, and The Star (1952) with Bette Davis.

As a teenager, Wood transitioned to the small screen, appearing as a regular on the TV series Pride of the Family.  Her mother was played by none other than Fay Wray.  You can watch an episode here.

When the series ended, Wood returned to the silver screen, appearing in the classic James Dean film, Rebel Without a Cause, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.  It marked the beginning of her adult film career (you know what I mean), with back-to-back roles in the films Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story, both of which earned her additional Academy Award nominations.

Although she had a brief relationship with Elvis in 1956, Wood's true love was actor Robert Wagner, whom she claimed to have had a crush on since she was just a little girl.  On her 18th birthday, the studio arranged a date between the two actors, no doubt to gear up publicity.  But they took to each other and were married on December 28, 1957.  Given its proximity to Christmas, that dude had no excuse for forgetting their anniversary.

As often happens in Hollywood, egos got in the way, and the two divorced in 1962.  Seven years later, Wood married British producer Richard Gregson, with whom she had a daughter, Natasha (see Trivia below).  Shortly after the child's birth, Wood caught Gregson having an extra-marital affair and quickly filed for divorce.

Then in 1972, Wood resumed her relationship with Wagner, and the two were remarried on July 16th.

This all brings us to the fall of 1981.  Wood was shooting the film Brainstorm with actor Christopher Walken.  Watch the trailer here.  During a break in production, the two actors, accompanied by Wagner, departed on a weekend excursion aboard a yacht called The Splendour, operated by Dennis Davern.  On the night of November 28th, Natalie went overboard and drowned in the waters off Catalina.

Initially ruled an accidental drowning, the case received renewed scrutiny in 2011, when Davern came forward and claimed that Wood and Wagner had argued violently that night after Wood allegedly flirted with Walken.  Davern added that after Wood went overboard, Wagner wouldn't allow him to turn on the search lights or to notify any authorities.  As a result of Davern's claims, Wood's death certificate was changed from "accidental drowning" to "drowning and other undetermined factors."

Then in February 2018, Wagner was named as a person of interest, but he has steadfastly denied any involvement in Wood's death.  The case remains open.

Natalie Wood is buried at Pierce Brothers Memorial Park in Westwood Village. Her next-door neighbor is fellow actor/victim Bob Crane, the subject of a future Six Feet Under Hollywood.

Plot: Section D, #60
Inscription #1: "Beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother & Friend"
Inscription #2: "More Than Love"

Rest in peace.


  • The Splendour spent the last twenty years of its life illegally moored at a dock in Waikiki, where it accrued $12,000 in fines.  It was finally salvaged for scrap on January 27, 2020.

  • On the set of Tomorrow is Forever, Wood was unable to cry on cue as the scene called for.  In order to inspire her daughter to get the job done, Wood's mother tore a live butterfly apart in front of her.  Mission accomplished!

  • Miracle was such a success that Macy's invited Wood to appear in their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • Wood's daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner used the second grave inscription, "More Than Love," as the title of her 2020 biography of her mother's life.  Pick up a copy from Amazon.

  • This blogger met Robert Wagner at an autograph show in Baltimore in September 2018.  He seemed in good spirits.  Here's a picture from that show with fellow blogger Billie Rae Bates.  Check out her blog report here.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Come And Knock on His Grave

Jesse Donald Knotts was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on July 21, 1924.  Things pretty much went downhill from there.  His father, both a schizophrenic and an alcoholic, suffered a nervous breakdown following Don's birth.  Years later, he would terrorize the boy with a kitchen knife, before ultimately dying of pneumonia when Don was just 13 years old. 

After Don graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Army during World War 2.  He served with Special Services throughout his tour, entertaining troops stationed in the Pacific. Following the war, he returned to West Virginia and earned his bachelor's degree in education.

Don performs as Windy Wales.
Upon graduation, Knotts married and moved to New York City, where he started getting his first jobs in entertainment.  He had a stand-up comedy routine, and he also appeared on a radio western series called "Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders."  He played a know-it-all braggadocio named Windy Wales.  You can hear an episode in its entirety here.

He didn't land on television until 1953 and when he did it wasn't in comedy.  For two seasons, Knotts appeared as Wilbur Peterson on the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow.  Really.

For the next few years, he'd appear on Broadway and occasionally on television, before being cast in the role for which he is most famous, Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show.  His portrayal of the bumbling deputy would earn Knotts five Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Knotts left the series in 1965 and appeared in a number of now-classic Hollywood comedies, including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1965) and The Reluctant Astronaut (1967).  In 1975, he teamed up with fellow comedian Tim Conway for a number of films, including The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) and The Private Eyes (1981).  Click on any of those titles to view their respective trailers.

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975).
In 1979, Knotts disproved the rumor that lightning never strikes twice, when he accepted the role of Ralph Furley on the hit ABC sit-com "Three's Company."  For five seasons, he entertained a new generation of fans, while simultaneously intimidating his co-stars, who were in awe to be working with a star of his status.  Knotts joined the series as it suffered a series of dramatic departures, and is often credited with helping to smooth the transition. 

Following the show's conclusion in 1984, Knotts continued to act on television well into the early 2000s, often reuniting with friend and co-star Andy Griffith.  The two reprised their iconic roles in the made-for-TV movie Return to Mayberry (1986) and occasionally appeared together on Griffith's legal drama series, Matlock.

On September 12, 2003, Knotts was appearing in a stage production of On Golden Pond in Kansas City when he received a call from the family of his Three's Company co-star John Ritter, informing him that the actor had died suddenly that morning on the set of his series 8 Simple Rules for Dating for my Teenage Daughter.  Earlier that same year, Knotts had appeared on the series reprising his role of Furley in a Three's Company dream sequence, with Ritter assuming the Norman Fell role of Stanley Roper.  You can watch Knotts's scene here.  Around the same time, Knotts began losing his eyesight, and his television appearances became fewer and fewer.

In February 2006, Knotts checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles suffering from pneumonia.  He'd ultimately pass on February 24th with the official cause of death listed as lung cancer.  He was 81 years old.

Knotts was interred at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Cemetery in Los Angeles.  His marker depicts a number of his more famous roles, though shockingly, Mr. Furley is not among them.

Rest in peace, RF.


  • Unlike his Mayberry counterpart, Knotts was very comfortable around firearms, having earned the Marksman Badge during World War 2.

  • As originally envisioned, The Andy Griffith Show was to feature Knotts as the straight man with Griffith as the more comedic character.  By the second episode however, it was obvious to all concerned that Knotts was the funnier of the two, and the roles were quickly reversed.

  • Singer "Guns N Moses" delivered a Barney Fife tribute song to the tune of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."  You can hear it here.  Worth two minutes of your time.

  • Following Don's death, Andy Griffith appeared on The Today Show to discuss his co-star's life and career with disgraced anchor Matt Lauer.  Watch it here.

  • This blog visited the grave of Don's Mayberry co-star Frances Bavier in 2018.  Read about it here.

  • Don's hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia unveiled a statue to their local legend on July 23, 2016.  You'll find it in front of the Metropolitan Theatre.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

And Away He Go!

John Herbert Gleason was born to Irish immigrants in Brooklyn on February 26, 1916.  To say that he had a rough childhood would be an understatement.  He was only three years old when his older brother died of meningitis.  A few years later, Gleason’s father abandoned the family, and young Jackie turned to pool hustling as a way to support his mother.  She in turn died a few years later of sepsis, and by 19, Gleason was on his own.

During his high school years, Gleason took an interest in acting after appearing in a school play.  He dropped out right before graduation and took a job as master of ceremonies at a local theatre.  At the same time, he formed his first professional act with a close friend, and the two performed regularly at Brooklyn’s Halsey Theatre.  

By his early 20s, Gleason had a stand-up routine and performed regularly at Club 18, a New York comedy cabana where patrons often served as comedic fodder.  During one such appearance, he was noticed by studio head Jack Warner, who later signed Gleason to his first film contract.  

Gleason's first films included Navy Blues with Martha Raye and All Through the Night with Humphrey Bogart.  Click on those titles to see their respective theatrical trailers.  The films didn't advance his career much, and it wasn't until he appeared on Broadway in 1944 that his career really started to take off.  

By 1950, Gleason had appeared on a number of TV series.  That year, he was asked to host the variety series Cavalcade of StarsHere's an episode in its entirety, brought to you by the Druggists of America.  If nothing else, at least listen to the jingle.

He proved so popular that the series was later renamed The Jackie Gleason Show.  It was during this run that he developed many of the sketch characters he would use throughout his career, including his most famous, fellow Brooklynite Ralph Kramden.  The Honeymooners first appeared as a sketch on the show, but by 1955, Gleason had enough confidence in it to turn it into a series.  Although it only lasted for one season, those "Classic 39" episodes have been rerun ever since.  

Gleason with future profilee
Audrey Meadows.
Gleason appeared in a number of films in the 1960s, with varying degrees of success.  He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1961's The Hustler, starring Paul Newman.  Conversely, he wrote, produced and starred in 1962's Gigot, which proved to be a cinematic flop.  Due to its poor reception, Gleason would later be denied the role of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection, a part for which Gene Hackman would win an Academy Award.  Curious?  You can watch Gigot in its entirety here.

Gleason would finally reclaim cinematic success in 1977, when he accepted the role of Sheriff Buford T. Justice in Smokey and the Bandit.  Director Hal Needham gave Gleason free reign to ad lib, which Gleason took full advantage of.  He also improvised a number scenes throughout the film, most notably where his character unknowingly runs into the Bandit at a “choke and puke.”  You can watch that scene here.

Smokey and the Bandit was an unexpected hit at the box office that year, second only to Star Wars.  That pretty much mandated a sequel, which was released in 1980.  The entire cast returned for Smokey and the Bandit Part 2, but it was clear that the series was already running on fumes.

Despite that, 1983 saw the release of Smokey and the Bandit Part 3, a film that is mired in controversy.  Although Gleason agreed to revive his role in the film, series regulars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jerry Reed all refused to appear.  What happened next is the subject of great debate.

As originally shot, Gleason played both title roles, Smokey AND the Bandit.  The film's original trailer even advertised the title as Smokey IS The Bandit Part 3.  You can watch that trailer here, although YouTube has a tendency to remove it.

Gleason as the Bandit?
The story goes, and take this with a grain of salt, that test audiences were utterly confused by Gleason’s dual performance, so at the 11th hour, Jerry Reed was coaxed into re-shooting all of the Bandit’s scenes.  Indeed, that’s how the film was finally released.  Other than the trailer, it’s difficult to find any evidence of the film’s original intent, and no footage of Gleason as the Bandit has ever surfaced, although this photo has.  If it exists, the original footage is probably entombed with Gleason.

A few years later, Gleason appeared in his final film, Nothing in Common, co-starring Tom Hanks.  During production, he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, which ultimately took his life on June 24, 1987.  He was 71 years old.

Gleason was laid to rest at Miami’s Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery.  His final resting place could be mistaken for a Greek temple.  It’s one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen and it’s quite easy to find.  It rests atop a lonely hill overlooking the cemetery.

Rest in peace to the Great One.

  • Gleason grew up at 328 Chauncey Street in Brooklyn, the same address he later gave the Kramdens.

  • Gleason was drafted in 1943, but was classified as 4-F upon reporting to induction.  Doctors discovered a plethora of disqualifiers, including an incorrectly healed left arm and a cyst on his coccyx.  He was also more than 100 pounds overweight.

  • Gleason  had a photographic memory, which he often used as a way to get out of rehearsals.

  • Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Gleason had a secondary career as a musician and released several albums.  His first one, entitled "Music for Lovers Only," holds the record for the longest stay on the Billboard Top Ten Chart at 153 weeks.  Seriously.  Not even Elvis or the Beatles beat it.  Pick up a copy here.

  • Gleason was well known for his interest in the paranormal and UFOs.  He even owned a home in upstate New York that was shaped as a flying saucer.  Author Larry Halcombe reports that this interest led President Richard Nixon to publicly disclose some government information on UFOs.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Fred "Rerun" Berry

Fred Allen Berry, aka Rerun, was born in St. Louis on March 19, 1951.  Although he grew up in a housing project, fame and success came at a relatively young age.  Berry was a born entertainer known for his humor and for his dancing, which were not always mutually exclusive.

In 1971, he joined the Los Angeles-based dance troup The Lockers, one of the early pioneers of breakdancing.  The group made several appearances on television, including the third episode of Saturday Night Live.  Berry was also a guest on the dance variety series Soul Train, where he performed the 70's dance step "the slow-mo."  Here he is in 1973 and again in 1984.

His dancing caught the attention of television executives who were planning a new series featuring an African-American family.  In 1976, with no professional acting experience whatsoever, Berry was cast in the role of Rerun on the ABC sit-com What's Happening!!.  It would define his life.  Watch the iconic intro here.

The cast of "What's Happening!!"
The series was an overnight success and made stars of its young cast.  It ran successfully for three seasons before running out of gas in 1979.  But this would not be the end of the series.

In 1985, after five years of successful syndication (notice how I didn't say reruns), the series returned as What's Happening Now!!.  Nearly all of the cast reunited for the new series, which like the original, ran for three seasons, this time in first-run syndication.  Berry would only appear in the first season however, when contract negotiations could not be settled.  Watch the series intro here.

Following his departure from the series, Berry returned to the world of dance and began a musical career as well. In 1991, he released a gospel album entitled "Always on Time."

Berry relocated to the east coast in the late 90s and was a resident of Prince George's County, Maryland.  He turned to other avenues of employment, including real estate.  He was a pitchman for Hollywood Comes to Hampton Road, a housing community in Virginia Beach.  He was also a Baptist minister.

Berry also joined the circus.  The Univer-Soul Circus to be exact, an African-American owned and operated traveling show.  In 2001, he signed a one-year contract to appear as a performer in the show.  Things went south rather quickly however, after Berry became upset that he was being asked to perform as his character Rerun.  He brought a lawsuit against the company, Berry v. Soul Circus, Inc., which you can read in its entirety here.

By 2003, Berry had returned to Los Angeles, where he suffered a stroke. On October 21st, he died in his home.

He was interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.  For years, the grave remained unmarked, and it was quite a challenge to actually locate it.  But now a marker reveals the location.

Inscription: Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend, Dancer, Actor, Singer & Comedian.
Hey Hey Hey!
Location: Tribute Section, Lot 1015, Grave 4
Rest in peace, Rerun.

  • Rerun and the rest of the cast appeared together on another ABC series, The Brady Bunch Hour.  Watch the episode in its entirety here.

  • Rerun was very fond of weddings, having walked down the aisle himself no less than six times.

  • Rerun showed off his dance moves in Snoop Doggy Dogg's music video "Doggy Dogg World."  Watch it here.

  • VH1 did a "Where Are They Now Segment" on Rerun in 2002.  Watch it here.

  • Five years after Rerun passed, his final film, Rerun's in the Hood Comedy Jam, was released on DVD.  Rerun plays Uncle Paul, an arms dealer and drug kingpin who also owns "Hooterville," the hottest strip club in town.  Pick up a copy here.