Friday, March 6, 2009

Paul Williams The Singer and Actor. Never Forget.


Hmmm. You don't hear too much about Paul Williams these days.

36 comments:

Philly said...

Is he still alive?

Son of a Thomas said...

I think there is a recent picture of him at falws blog.

numberonesistah said...

I always thought he was weird so I don't mind not hearing about him anymore.

Lisa said...

There's probably a very good reason no one has heard of him in so long.

Scope said...

Like New Coke. Some things will NEVER be retro-cool. Sorry Paul, and Cousin Oliver!

Wings said...

Paul Williams definitely screams "70s", but he also gave us "Rainbow Connection" and that makes him okay in my book.

Belle said...

I'm not surprised.

Sass said...

He was cousin Oliver?!?!?

SHOULD we be hearing from him these days? ;)

Rachel said...

Is he dead? I don't even care enough to google whether he's dead or not. No wonder we never hear about him.

Just A Chic... said...

Who is Paul Williams? Should I know this?

skywind said...

Yes, I had never heard of. LOL.

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Candy's daily Dandy said...

That's because the Love Boat is no longer in syndication.

BeckEye said...

I think he's dead. But I have a special place in my heart for him because he sang the theme song to "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble."

Caffeine Court said...

It's strange that you should mention him, because I had the sexiest dream about him last night...

SkylersDad said...

It was all downhill for him after Smokey and the Bandit Part III.

I mean, who can top that?

Gwen said...

That little dude wrote some kick-ass 70's love songs. And he is still alive.

diane said...

Just look at him in that photo, would ya! He looks like an escapee from HR Puffnstuff!

Dr Zibbs said...

C Court - nice.

B.E. Earl said...

He'll always be the voice of the young black piano player in Bugsy Malone to me.

Doc said...

As a kid, it seemed like for three years Paul Williams was a guest star on every tv program on every night of the week!

He was the voice of the Penguin on the Batman cartoons the kids and I have been watching, but his best role was "Murder By Death".

Dang! I've confirmed my geekdom yet again!

Doc

Jeannie said...

What twisted reverie made you think of him?

Falwless said...

He is in my thoughts and heart. Always.

PunkyBean said...

The legendary Paul Williams!!!!! Rainbows! He was just on Yo Gabba Gabba!

Crys said...

is he still alive?

J.J. in L.A. said...

Paul Williams always creeped me out. Reminds me of a dwarf perv.

And Robbie Rist played cousin Oliver...although there IS a remarkable resemblance.

dguzman said...

Hey, he also wrote "We've Only Just Begun" for the Carpenters!

Yeah, he's a freak--but he's (was?) a talented freaked.

sista #2 said...

I remember him from the 70's but I don't remember why I remember.

I do remember he freaked me out.

everything freaks me out.

except freaks.

peace
#2

words words words said...

I've always thought Paul Williams looked like someone had left Meat Loaf in the dryer too long.

J.J. in L.A. said...

To me, he looks like the spawn of H.R. Pufnstuf...who also creeped me out!

Peggy said...

Yuck...I remember being repulsed by him even when I was little.

Chaka said...

He used to be on Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hollywood Squares, and everything. So does anyone know if he is dead or not. If not he could probably make a comeback on one of the reality TV shows wtih Peter Brady.

That's what I call a concentrated post. One picture, one sentence and you get a ton of comments.

Dr Zibbs said...

And he IS alive. I wrote "never forget" as a way to lure in the reader. Plus, you should never forget him.

Wings said...

How bizarre is this:

Tonight on the Fox Movie Channel, they are airing the 1974 film "Phantom of the Paradise" starring none other than - PAUL WILLIAMS.

Freaky! You must be psychic, dude.

Keath Graham said...

Paul Williams is active in the AA program, 19 years sober. He also helps victims of child abuse and spousal abuse. I met with him today because my wife is going through detox from drug addiction. He flew out from Palm Springs to be with us at no charge to us. He talked to her, gave us hope, spent two hours of his time to help a stranger. He's a good guy in my book. Check out PaulWilliamsconnection.com for updates. He's truly a good soul.

Sans Pantaloons said...

I have all his albums but one.

Anonymous said...

This is Portuguese. Translate, you rascals.
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As pessoas em geral não prestam mesmo. Só se importam com aparência. Paul Williams já fez mais pela humanidade, pela música e pelo cinema do que todos os idiotas que fizeram esses comentários imbecis juntos e mais as suas atuais e futuras gerações de idiotas, sarcásticos e ignorantes respiradores de oxigênio que não deixam como rastro nada a não ser gás carbônico e muito peido.
("We only just began"...)