Edd Byrnes , star of the s and '60s TV hit "77 Sunset Strip" who went on to co-star in the smash "Grease," has died, the actor's son, Logan Byrnes, confirmed Thursday via Facebook. He was Byrnes played Kookie, the parking lot attendant with a habit of running his comb through his slick hair. His character, Gerald Kookson III, introduced a host of early '60s slang into mainstream primetime culture. The series was among a slew of slick action-dramas that the fledgling Warner Bros. Television division produced for the Big Three networks in the late s and early '60s. Records, that climbed the charts in
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Michael James Whale born 13 May , known professionally as James Whale , is an English radio personality, television presenter, podcast host and author. He gained initial prominence in the s as the host of The James Whale Radio Show on Radio Aire in Leeds, which was simulcast on national television. Michael James Whale was born on 13 May in Ewell , Surrey into "an ordinary middle class family". From fourteen to sixteen, Whale took up archery and became a Surrey junior champion. He found the experience "dull", but realised he had an ability to introduce records and worked at a Watney's venue in Sweden for several months. Whale began his broadcasting career in following a visit to a Topshop store on Regent Street , London. He spoke to manager Ralph Halpern who initially declined to hire a DJ for the store, after which he worked as an assistant stage manager at a theatre in Oxford. Whale was soon invited back to Topshop and accepted work as one of the launch DJs of Radio Topshop, the in-house radio station. He was the first presenter of the Nightowls program. During this time, Whale took up additional work as a voice over artist and acting roles in Doctor Who and Z-Cars.
Edd Byrnes , star of the s and '60s TV hit "77 Sunset Strip" who went on to co-star in the smash "Grease," has died, the actor's son, Logan Byrnes, confirmed Thursday via Facebook. He was Byrnes played Kookie, the parking lot attendant with a habit of running his comb through his slick hair.