Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by dirwuf, Jun 27, 2012.
I didn't realize Don's sister was the late Lani O'Grady, who played the eldest daughter on "Eight is Enough"...
Rest In Peace...he was a childhood favorite of mine....very sad.
I'm terribly sorry to read about this.
That is really sad news. I always liked him in My Three Sons. I watched the Mickey Mouse Club, but don't recall him on the show. He was never a featured former.
Good grief, people are dropping like flies!
Very talented guy..................RIP
So sorry to hear this news. How I loved My Three Sons as a kid! In addition to "Yellow Balloon," here in the Pacific Northwest Don had a hit with a great tune called "The Children of St. Monica." Anyone else remember it?
Wow...another person from my youth gone. This stuff is happening way too often. RIP
Aw, I loved "Yellow Balloon." Great song. Here it is from a live TV bit hosted by Casey Kasem:
That's Don Grady on the far left, wearing a big dark floppy hat and dark glasses to disguise himself. I have no idea what the issue was, unless maybe CBS didn't like the idea of a sitcom star doing a rock album as a side project.
Jesus, they are droppin' like flies these days...
indeed...it's becoming maddening! too much loss lately.
Yep, it was thankfully included on the Sundazed reissue of the Yellow Balloon album, along with three other Grady solo tracks, my personal favorite being "Impressions with Syvonne".
I'm too young to have ever seen My Three Sons and The Mousekateer Club in syndication, but that Yellow Balloon CD is first rate.
Don also released a solo album back in '73 under his real name of Don Agrati called Homegrown which is worth checking out. Unlike so many other child stars pushed into music, Don was a serious musician with chops.
one more from my childhood is gone. i used to go to junior high with stanley livingston who played chip on my three sons
He was outstanding on My Three Sons. I liked it better when he became the oldest son on the show.
My all-time favorite piece of trivia is that the real-life Livingston brothers played brothers-by-adoption on the series...
I liked him, seemed like a cool guy. RIP...
Sorry to hear he had passed away. I used to watch My Three Sons as a little kid when it aired on CBS in the late 60's-early 70's.I always liked Don and Tina Cole (from the King Family singers) as married couple Rob and Katie in the series.
On a semi similar note, I was surprised several years back that Fred MacMurray had a "limited" work schedule with the series. According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, he filmed his scenes for a TV season in 65 non-consecutive days. The other My Three Sons actors had to complete their fill-in shots while MacMurray was on vacation.
My article on a history of four original Rock of Ages hitmakers:
Really sorry to hear this. Just yesterday I was out for a run and listening to 'Homegrown', a new (to me) favorite of the last couple of years - a record with some truly wonderful moments.
Exchanged a couple of emails with him last year - where I gushed over that record - and he couldn't have been more generous, really engaging. Seemed like a really nice guy.
I think part of the Yellow Balloon thing was to guess who the 'mystery' member was. There's a huge article about the Gary Zeckley/Yellow Balloon/Jan & Dean/Don Grady connection in Dumb Angel Gazette #3
RIP Don. You were a great entertainer.
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