CDA x 3: Bergman, Hickman, Saget
The CDAs are coming fast and furious! First, Marilyn Bergman, who died at the age of 93. She and her husband Alan Bergman wrote the lyrics to so many extraordinary songs. They won Oscars for "The Way We Were" (music by Marvin Hamlisch) and "The Windmills of Your Mind" (music by Michel Legrand). They also wrote the lyrics to three TV theme songs, *Maude,* *Good Times,* and *Alice.* This is my favorite song with lyrics by the Bergmans, "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Such a magical song.
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Dwayne Hickman isn't a name that I know, but Richard alerted me to his death. He was the star of *The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,* a cute sitcom that ran from 1959 to 1963. Hickman was 87. I saw a few episodes of that show when I was a kid and have a stronger memory of the second lead, Bob "Gilligan" Denver, as Dobie's best friend, beatnik Maynard G. Krebs. I also remember a very young and dreamy Warren Beatty. Here's a clip, which also features Tuesday Weld. Hickman is cutie with the blond crew cut.
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And Richard and my friend Dianna alerted me late last night to the death of Bob Saget, who was only 65. I was never a fan of *Full House* but of course that's what he's best known for. I know him as the most shocking comedian in *The Aristocrats*! I won't post a clip of that, it's just too much for my lily-livered website, but I encourage you to look it up yourself if that's your jam. Here's Saget at the tender age of 27, doing his carefully rehearsed standup act at Dangerfield's: