I’m very saddened to learn of the premature passing of Bernie Mac. He was only 50. My family and I enjoyed watching his show The Bernie Mac Show, in syndication. I’ll miss his rantings as he addresses the viewers as “America.”
R.I.P., Mr. McCullough.
So, at the newspaper I was given this press release. Rip Torn took a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Article mentions that he’s from Lakeville, which is a community near Oxford, Michigan (where I work).
Wow! I thought. Rip Torn! I remember him very well. He played an evil high priest in the 1982 film The Beastmaster and was in a few other movies. What’s interesting is that he and I have a few things in common: both of us grew up in Texas, both of us are left-handed and both of us share a birthday (February 6).
How to get in touch with him? Knowing it would probably be a dead end, I looked him up online to see if he had an address in Lakeville, using his real first name–Elmore.
No listing in Michigan, either, for an Elmore Torn (his real first name).
Then I looked at the press release and noticed it was datelined New London, Connecticut, where the academy is at. Is it possible there’s a Lakeville, Connecticut? I thought.
Sure enough, there was.
Bummer. I was looking forward to meeting him and talking with him. The only nearby celebrity we have is Kid Rock, who has a home in nearby-Ortonville.