2015-12-02 17:45:09 UTC
> Was messing around with tv trivia and came across this. Seemed interesting,
> thought I'd post it.
> From http://www.tvparty.com
> If you watched the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson during the Seventies, you
> may remember sexy Carol Wayne. She was the big-busted, bubbly "Matinee Lady" of
> the 'Tea Time Movies with Art Fern' sketches that began in 1971 and stayed
> popular throughout the decade.
> Carol Wayne was also a frequent guest on game shows like Celebrity Sweepstakes
> and The Hollywood Squares, she also made quite a bit of money doing personal
> appearances. She had the ability to make the most innocent remark seem like a
> dirty joke with her little girl voice, wide "innocent" eyes and ultra-ample
> It was often joked that Carol Wayne would never drown with those large breasts
> of hers - but ironically that's exactly how she did die. To this day, the exact
> circumstances leading up to her death in 1985 remain a mystery.
> Carol Wayne's troubles started in 1980 when Johnny Carson threatened to quit
> his lucrative role as host of the popular 'Tonight' show. He demanded that NBC
> cut the show from ninety-minutes to sixty. The network was having a very bad
> year, and the nightly talk show was its biggest profit center at the time ('The
> Cosby Show' changed that situation a few years later). NBC had no choice but to
> reluctantly agree to Carson's demand. Freeing up this time led to the creation
> of 'Late Night with David Letterman', which became another hot property for the
> network and Carson Productions - so everyone came out a winner.
> Well, everyone but Carol Wayne. The new sixty-minute format meant that Carson
> had less time for skits starring familiar characters like "Aunt Blabby", "Floyd
> R. Turbo", and "Art Fern". As a result, Carol Wayne's appearances on the
> 'Tonight' show became fewer and farther between.
> Carol Wayne was no longer in demand for daytime game show appearances either,
> that genre was dying on the vine. In 1980 she divorced her husband, bestselling
> writer Burt Sugarman.
> In 1984 a thin, pale Carol Wayne declared bankruptcy due in large part to a
> cocaine and alcohol problem. It was said the entertainer was reduced to being
> an occasional escort for wealthy businessmen in order to make a living.
> According to published reports, Carol Wayne was on vacation in Santiago Bay,
> Mexico with Los Angeles car salesman Edward Durston on January 10, 1985 when
> (it has been reported) the couple had a argument about where they were going to
> stay that evening (they were scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles the next
> morning). Durston checked into a hotel and Wayne reportedly left to walk down
> the beach (to cool off?). That was the last time anyone saw her alive. Local
> fisherman Abel de Dios found her limp body floating in the shallow bay waters
> three days later.
> Mexican authorities wondered how Carol Wayne came to drown in waters four feet
> deep, fully clothed. There were no cuts or abrasions, so a fall from the nearby
> rocks was ruled out. The coroner stated that death occurred 3 - 4 days earlier
> and the body tested negative for drugs and alcohol.
> Suspicions were raised: Carol Wayne had to be identified by workers at the Las
> Hadas resort where the couple had been staying earlier in the week. When locals
> went to look for Wayne's traveling companion, they discovered that Edward
> Durston checked out three days earlier - leaving Wayne's luggage at the airport
> with a message that she would pick up her bags in the morning.
> Carol Wayne could not swim, and reportedly did not like to go too near the
> water. So how did she happen to be found dead in calm and shallow waters?
> "Carol Wayne's death is unsolved, certainly.", the U.S. Consular William
> LaCoque was quoted as saying in 1990, "But I don't think it was a drowning. A
> drowning, yes, of course, but there is much more to it than that." What more,
> we may never know.
> As an aside, many readers may remember the LSD related death of Art
> Linkletter's daughter Diane. She jumped (or fell) from a sixth floor apartment
> building in 1969. Art Linkletter basically ended his successful television
> career when he started crusading against drugs with a fervor that made it hard
> for middle America to find the afternoon talk show host funny anymore. Not that
> it means anything (and I'm absolutely sure it doesn't), but Diane Linkletter's
> companion the night she was killed was named Edward Durston.
> Hehe. I hear Bush's lead over Gore has gotten way bigger!
> Reading "The Mammoth Book of Nostradamus" by Damon Wilson
Curiouser and curiouser. I'd never heard of her till this AM, and looked to see who she was supposed to be. Well, that sure fills me in and two husbands, maybe not the best choices either. I'll be interested to see more.
As for Gore Bush gap--I think mentioned below your message--of what significance could it be as they are both Yale Skull and Bones men pledged to work for the SAME agenda. Elections are actually SELECTIONS. All a sham. Think pro wrestling. Big buddies just not in front of cameras. And GORE's Inconvenient Truth, don't be taking that at face value! Sued by scientists.