I feel like a part of me died.
He and I were opposites on the screen and in real life in many ways, because I was an extension of Dobie and he was an extension of Maynard.
I have always loved art and architecture, in fact, that has always been my first love, never acting or film work.
Breaking the fourth wall and having Dobie talk to the audience was ground-breaking.
I was always very shy but my older brother, Darryl, was working and my mother couldn't leave me home alone so I was dragged along to the studio.
To be honest, our 6-year-old son, Albert, usually makes the choice. Right now the Partridge Family and Brady Bunch are big around here.
Cary Grant was another gentleman who I saw around the lot. Wallace Berry had a reputation for being gruff but he was very nice to me.
Suddenly I was on stage.Looking out into the sea of screaming excited teens, I thought for a fleeting moment that maybe I had been too hard on myself, maybe I was just as much a teen singing sensation as this slick Avalon fellow.
I feel like a part of me is gone, too. We were a comedy team and I was proud to be his straight man. He was a wonderful comedian. Underrated, really.
I just loved him. He was wonderful. One of my dear, dear friends. I feel like a part of me died.
In all the time I knew Bob, personally and professionally, we never had a harsh word.
He had a wonderful sense of comedy, great timing, and he had sweet personality on the screen. I loved working with him. I was proud to be his straight man.