Sports and Life

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I always enjoy when football season comes around.  This season seems to have come and gone in a blink of an eye.  My senior year at Maryville College, I made a commitment to give my best and leave everything I had on the field.  Although I was always the smallest player on the team, my […]

Actor Morgan Woodward

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Any time you turn on a Gunsmoke episode, it’s likely you’ll see actor Morgan Woodward.  He has also appeared in Dallas, Star Trek, Cool Hand Luke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Bonanza, The Waltons, The Dukes of Hazzard, and way too many more to mention.  I had the opportunity to join him as a […]

Luster Bayless, John Wayne’s Personal Costumer

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Being an entertainer, I’m often privileged with the opportunity of meeting and befriending others in the industry, from both the stage and screen.   However, there is one particular individual I met through our mutual appreciation of Hollywood western memorabilia.  His name is Luster Bayless.  I recently had the pleasure of paying a couple of visits […]

B.B.’s Mentors & Cartoon Video

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Most people ask me if Mel Blanc was my mentor.  The answer is, “Yes,” but he actually wasn’t an early influence.  In addition to actor and Alabama native Jim Nabors best known as “Gomer Pyle,” credit goes to cartoon voice legends Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), Don Messick (Boo Boo Bear), and Jack Mercer (Popeye) for […]