Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dallas McKennon

I have a friend with whom I compete in a friendly game of "Guess who just died?" via e-mail. We try to scoop each other in reporting the deaths of famous celebrities. I usually win, although he beat me by seconds on Karl Malden, and totally scooped me with the Taco Bell chihuahua.

(I've recently taken to announcing deaths before they happen - as I successfully did with Walter Cronkite and Ed McMahon).

This weekend, I received word that Dallas McKennon died. He was, according to my friend, a regular on the Daniel Boone television series.

Now, before you dismiss McKennon as just another "Taco Bell chihuahua" - please note that he also voiced one of the most famous cartoon characters of all-time.