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 […]

Gregory Walcott (1928-2015)

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One of my highlights while serving as one of three presenters at the Bonanza 50th Anniversary Friendship Convention in 2009 was meeting actor Gregory Walcott.  My wife and I would see him again in 2011 at the Bonanza Round Up, sharing a table with him during the tribute dinner for Bonanza creator, David Dortort. Sadly, […]

Ponderosa II, Here We Are!

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After pondering airport decisions due to the ice storms in the south, I am thankful and proud to have landed safely in Mesa, AZ yesterday.  Heard Scrappy and his mule, Buster, made it safely too.  Scrappy is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones and sharing his tales at the Arizona Golf […]