Saturday, October 10, 2009

Arthur Godfrey

You may recall, some time ago, we looked at a comic strip about Arthur Godfrey (by Drew Friedman) called "Dining with Mutants". It portrayed Godfrey as a bit of a dick.

Well as you may or may not know - this image wasn't exactly far from the truth. Godfrey - a beloved presence on radio and television in the '40s and '50s pretty much killed his career in 1953 when he fired one of his "Little Godfreys" (that's what his young co-stars were called) - singer Julius LaRosa - on the air.

Now you know I wouldn't even mention the incident if I didn't have the YouTube video to back it up.