2020-01-09 23:31:04 UTC
Wikipedia's editor have added the cool Kookie portrayer to their roster of notable decedents of Wednesday, January 8, 2020, having expired at 87 in Santa Monica.
During my eleven years in Los Angeles, Edd With Two Ds was always high on the list of famous faces this world-class celebrity hound hoped I would run into here or there...and yeah, had it ever occurred, I would have introduced myself by inquiring if I might borrow his comb.
Oh, and NEVER FORGET: Kookie, then a bad guy, was sent to execution chamber at the conclusion of the aired pilot of "77 Sunset Strip"...only to pull a Lazarus for the regular run of the series, rectified with a nifty little he-was-just-too-big-a-hit-to-kill-off! disclaimer by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. preceding the next episode.