Wally and Marilyn and Dean, on the set of ‘Something’s Got to Give’
Mr. Peepers and Underdog. The upper-left booth on a tic-tac-toe game. The persona of a shy, bookish milquetoast who in real life rode motorcycles and could beat best bro Marlon Brando at full-on wrestling.
Marlon was in love with the guy. Oh, there were rumors (and even a notorious fellatio photo reputed to show Peeper’s pecker), but that was all smoke. We’re not talking Rock Hudson, here.
In short, a great comedian, a character voice and a helluva nice guy. Big bucket of win, as Kevin Smith says. Happy birthday, big guy.
(Oh, here’s Wally and Marilyn in action in an outtake from SGG)