- Sep 7, 2002
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Yeah, I agree. Seems like we're losing a lot of cast members, but it seems like SW saw this coming. That could be why we're just down to Alan, Chris and Nina as the only adult humans on the show. (Well, and Frank and Dave, not Oz and Rudman, but Nina's brother and brother-in-law, but they haven't been seen all that much yet. Of course I haven't seen the season 53 eps yet.) Anyway, I got the news of Bob's passing on the radio this morning. I'll have to watch an episode with him as a tribute.You know, for several minutes before I discovered the news about Bob's death, his vocals in "The Sun Shines" was playing in my head.
He, along with Loretta Young (who played Susan), were the two original cast members when the show debuted in 1969. Hard to imagine that of the 1970s/early-1980s cast lineup, only five actors/actresses - Loretta Young, Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Buffy) and Linda Bove (Linda) - remain.
Sad loss in the world of children's entertainment. He will be missed by many children and adults.