It’s been a week to remember out mortality. Close to home, two excellent comics journalists, Bhob Stewart and Bill Baker passed away, leaving many friends behind, and the death of comedian/director/Ghostbuster Harold Ramis was a shock to all of us.

So on a more cheerful note, I’d like to remind everyone that Abe Vigoda, Godfather and Barney Miller presence, is still alive and turned 93 this week.

I was once able to share the same general oxygen as Mr. Vigoda, and it is a moment I will never forget. I’m glad I had the chance.
I guess what I’m trying to say is…treasure those moments. Pick up the phone. Reach out. You won’t always have the chance.


  1. I don’t care HOW old Abe Vigoda is, he can still kick ALL of our @$$es!!!

    (same goes for Betty White, Clint Eastwood and Stan Lee)

  2. I one up this just by saying my grandfather’s still alive and we’re celebrating is 100th birthday this weekend.

  3. Heidi, I’m surprised you did not mention Vigoda’s comic book connection—he is the brother of longtime Archie artist Bill Vigoda.

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