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Ted Cassidy (Lurch) on WFAA?
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Peter Fokes
2011-02-26 18:08:49 UTC
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I'm looking for the segment of WFAA coverage featuring Ted Cassidy,
other wise known as Lurch in the TV series, The Addams Family.

Ted was a tall man, 6' 9". Heck, he might have been able to see over
the picket fence!

He was a newscaster at WFAA radio, and apparently
interviewed Bill and Gayle Newman. Anyone know if a tape or video of
the interviews exists?

Another announcer interviewed the Newmans live on TV and kept calling
then the Nunnallys. Lol. I think he was mixing Newman + Connally!

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Upon graduation with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret
Helen in 1956, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. His acting business
took off when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas.
He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech,"
an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed
Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy
moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in
Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, Margaret gave
birth to their son, Sean, and in 1960 daughter Cameron was born.

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Wonder if he ever bumped into Jack Ruby.

Lurch Learns To Dance



May he rest in peace.

http://www.celebmemorial.com/index.php/component/content/article/199-movies/407-theodore-crawford-cassidy?directory=52


Peter Fokes,
Toronto
bigdog
2011-02-27 03:33:25 UTC
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Post by Peter Fokes
I'm looking for the segment of WFAA coverage featuring Ted Cassidy,
other wise known as Lurch in the TV series, The Addams Family.
Ted was  a tall man, 6' 9".  Heck, he might have been able to see over
the picket fence!
He was a newscaster at WFAA radio, and apparently
 interviewed Bill and Gayle Newman. Anyone know if a tape or video of
the interviews exists?
Another announcer interviewed the Newmans live on TV and kept calling
then the Nunnallys.  Lol.  I think he was mixing Newman + Connally!
<quote on>
Upon graduation with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret
Helen in 1956, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. His acting business
took off when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas.
He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech,"
an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed
Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy
moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in
Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, Margaret gave
birth to their son, Sean, and in 1960 daughter Cameron was born.
<quote off>
Wonder if he ever bumped into Jack Ruby.
Lurch Learns To Dance
http://youtu.be/h9oSIl4RFfY
May he rest in peace.
http://www.celebmemorial.com/index.php/component/content/article/199-...
Peter Fokes,
Toronto
He was also the actor who played Harvey Logan in the movie Butch
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

His famous line was "RULES??? In a knife fight?".
Clubking01
2011-03-20 02:25:25 UTC
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Post by Peter Fokes
I'm looking for the segment of WFAA coverage featuring Ted Cassidy,
other wise known as Lurch in the TV series, The Addams Family.
Ted was  a tall man, 6' 9".  Heck, he might have been able to see over
the picket fence!
He was a newscaster at WFAA radio, and apparently
 interviewed Bill and Gayle Newman. Anyone know if a tape or video of
the interviews exists?
Another announcer interviewed the Newmans live on TV and kept calling
then the Nunnallys.  Lol.  I think he was mixing Newman + Connally!
<quote on>
That was WFAA program director Jay Watson who interviewed the Newmans.
Yes, he repeatedly referred to them as the"Nunnallys" in the early going,
but he did have the foresight to bring the family to the studio
immediately following the shooting and put them on the air in an
exclusive.
Post by Peter Fokes
Upon graduation with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret
Helen in 1956, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. His acting business
took off when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas.
He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech,"
an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed
Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy
moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in
Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, Margaret gave
birth to their son, Sean, and in 1960 daughter Cameron was born.
<quote off>
Wonder if he ever bumped into Jack Ruby.
Lurch Learns To Dance
http://youtu.be/h9oSIl4RFfY
May he rest in peace.
http://www.celebmemorial.com/index.php/component/content/article/199-...
Peter Fokes,
Toronto
Don Roberdeau
2011-03-20 23:18:04 UTC
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I'm looking for the segment of WFAA coverage featuring Ted Cassidy,
other wise known as Lurch in the TV series, The Addams Family.
Ted was  a tall man, 6' 9".  Heck, he might have been able to see over
the picket fence!
He was a newscaster at WFAA radio, and apparently
 interviewed Bill and Gayle Newman. Anyone know if a tape or video of
the interviews exists?
Another announcer interviewed the Newmans live on TV and kept calling
then the Nunnallys.  Lol.  I think he was mixing Newman + Connally!
<quote on>
Upon graduation with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret
Helen in 1956, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. His acting business
took off when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas.
He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech,"
an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed
Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy
moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in
Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, Margaret gave
birth to their son, Sean, and in 1960 daughter Cameron was born.
<quote off>
Wonder if he ever bumped into Jack Ruby.
Lurch Learns To Dance
http://youtu.be/h9oSIl4RFfY
May he rest in peace.
http://www.celebmemorial.com/index.php/component/content/article/199-...
Peter Fokes,
Toronto
.... Good Day Peter .... From my 16,200+ page very detailed timeline
and its supporting referenced list of 6,974 persons....

"THEODORE "Ted" CRAWFORD CASSIDY

July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979 (passed on from complications
following his open-heart surgery)

worked for Dallas "WFAA-Radio" as a mid-day disc jockey

after=@ 63.11.22 CASSIDY interviewed assassination witnesses and other
persons after the attack, and then on 11-24-63 and after he interviewed
witnesses and persons after RUBY silenced OSWALD; CASSIDY interviewed BILL
and GAYLE NEWMAN on 11-22-63 right after they had appeared on "WFAA-TV",
but before they left the studio to go to the Sheriff’s office and
provide their witness affidavits (No tape exists of that interview because
the radio station didn’t start recording its broadcasts until about 1:45
PM CDT); he later went on to become an actor co-starring as Lurch the
family butler in the popular TV sitcom "The Addams Family", guest-appeared
in several other TV shows, in the movies, and did voice-overs (notably, as
the voice of the Gorn alien on the popular "Star Trek" episode
"Arena");..."


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Post by Peter Fokes
I'm looking for the segment of WFAA coverage featuring Ted Cassidy,
other wise known as Lurch in the TV series, The Addams Family.
Ted was a tall man, 6' 9". Heck, he might have been able to see over
the picket fence!
He was a newscaster at WFAA radio, and apparently
interviewed Bill and Gayle Newman. Anyone know if a tape or video of
the interviews exists?
Another announcer interviewed the Newmans live on TV and kept calling
then the Nunnallys. Lol. I think he was mixing Newman + Connally!
<quote on>
Upon graduation with a degree in speech and drama, he married Margaret
Helen in 1956, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. His acting business
took off when he worked as a mid-day disc jockey on WFAA-AM in Dallas.
He also occasionally appeared on WFAA-TV Channel 8, playing "Creech,"
an outer space creature on the "Dialing for Dollars" segments on Ed
Hogan's afternoon movies. An accomplished musician, Cassidy
moonlighted at Luby's Cafeteria in the Lochwood Shopping Center in
Dallas, playing the organ to entertain patrons. In 1957, Margaret gave
birth to their son, Sean, and in 1960 daughter Cameron was born.
<quote off>
Wonder if he ever bumped into Jack Ruby.
Lurch Learns To Dance
http://youtu.be/h9oSIl4RFfY
May he rest in peace.
http://www.celebmemorial.com/index.php/component/content/article/199-movies/407-theodore-crawford-cassidy?directory=52
Peter Fokes,
Toronto
Ted Cassidy was the house announcer at WFAA, though occasionally pressed
into service as a reporter. If you happen to watch that station's late
evening newscast, it still leads off with Ted Cassidy intoning "It's ten
o'clock. Do you know where your children are?"

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