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Old 06-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #16
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How sad. He was one of my favorite Sons. RIP
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METV Tribute to Don Grady Sunday at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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'My Three Sons' Star Don Grady Dies at 68, Co-Star Mourns His Passing

June 28, 2012 03:35:43 GMT

Barry Livingston, who shared screen with Grady on 'My Three Sons', remembers his late friend as 'an inspiration to me in so many ways.'

Don Grady passed away on Wednesday, June 27 in Thousand Oaks, California. The 68-year-old actor, who played one of the sons on classic sitcom "My Three Sons" and became one of the Mickey Mouse Club's original Mouseketeers, died after a long battle against cancer.

His "My Three Sons" co-star Barry Livingston offered condolence on his Facebook. "Sad, sad day. My dear friend and TV brother, Don Grady, passed away today. He was an inspiration to me in so many ways and his impact on my life is indelible. I will miss him greatly," he wrote.

Grady appeared on numerous TV shows including "The Eleventh Hour", "The Rifleman", "The Restless Gun", "The Lucy Show", "Simon and Simon" and "Wagon Train". He pursued a musical career after "My Three Sons" ended in 1972 after its 12th season.

He released an album called "Homegrown" in 1973, and followed it up with a collection of songs about baby boomer generation in "Boomer: JazRokPop" almost 35 years later. His music was also featured in 1991 comedy movie "Switch" and served as a theme song for "The Phil Donahue Show".

Grady is survived by his wife Ginny, whom he met at Disneyland and married in 1985, as well as two children, Joey and Tessa.
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Critic's Notebook: In appreciation of Don Grady, 'My Three Sons'


By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times Television Critic

June 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Don Grady, who died Wednesday at the age of 68, was best known as one of the eponymous stars of the situation comedy "My Three Sons," which ran for 12 years on two networks, throughout the 1960s and into the '70s. (He was a first-generation Mousketeer and a journeyman child actor before that but worked only a few times afterward.) As Robbie Douglas, he at first played the middle child between Tim Considine's Mike and Stanley Livingston's Chip; later, after Considine left the show and Mike evaporated into nothingness, Robbie became the number-one son, with adopted Ernie (Barry Livingston, Stanley's actual brother) moving in at the bottom to maintain the troika.

Grady was a good-looking kid with a cleft chin, a muscular body and a thick head of hair he wore sculpted in the show's early years and floppy in the later. Although the series ended with Robbie the father of triplets, for much of his time there Grady was the designated embodiment of Teenage, in the prelapsarian, ante-psychedelic, hot-rods-and-malted sense of the word; but more enduringly, he stood for that state of being half a boy and half a man, and of its special frustrations and freedoms.

The kids of television are turned to all sorts of uses these days, good and ill; but in surprisingly few cases do they seem to be authentic children in authentic families. More often they are impossibly precocious; or precociously ironic, or turned to ironic ends; or they are superstar fantasy figures living in a universe where adults dance in attendance upon them while having no real influence or standing of their own.

The world the Douglas family inhabited can also seem unreal — dubiously innocent and soft-cornered — in part because that's how TV wanted it, and in part because these really are different times. And yet one believes from the pilot onward that these people are actual kin, and that they have lived together a long time before we arrived to watch them.

It was an unusual household too, with Fred MacMurray as widowed father Steve more or less at its head, assisted domestically first by William Frawley as father-in-law Bub (unexpectedly delicate work from the man you know as Fred Mertz), and then by Preston Sturges' good-luck charm William Demarest as spiky Uncle Charlie. (For most of its run it was a story of Men Living Without Women.) And if the Douglas boys would formally dress for occasions the well-bred young fellow of today would not tuck in his shirt for, in the early seasons especially the family leads a remarkably noisy, messy, close-quartered life (the apparent roominess of their house notwithstanding), whose portrayal at times achieves a kind of poetry.

Grady had been a showbiz kid trained in the midget vaudeville of the Disney Studios, an early alumni of the same system that later disgorged Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. But what strikes me now on watching him in clips of "My Three Sons" is the sense of contemplation he brings to the role. Much of the time, of course, Robbie is just a blur passing through the frame, grabbing an apple on his way out the door; he is sporty and active and something of a teenage Don Juan. But when he holds still for a minute, you can see him, even in mundane situations or farcical predicaments, beginning to apprehend the bigness of the world, the seriousness of life.
He might be my favorite '60s TV teen; at least, he was my model for understanding the breed. I somehow can't help conflating Grady-as-Robbie with actual older brothers I knew as a child (my friends' older brothers, as I had none of my own), mysterious creatures busy with projects and machines and rituals I understood not even dimly. Neither can I quite separate him in my mind from Dennis Wilson — the sexy middle Beach Boy brother, who surfed and raced cars but could seem solemn and sensitive as well. Grady looked a little like him, too — they were born the same year, for what that's worth — and like him played the drums (among several other instruments).

Well before the end of the run, the Douglases had become a family stuck in time and out of time; "My Three Sons" grew more polite and, with the addition of new small children, willfully cute, even as the world around it grew hectic and strange: It achieved a quality of nostalgia while it was still on the air. Grady did not stick around for the final season — Robbie was just said to be out of town — and he turned full time to music, working mainly as a composer for film and television. Glimpsed now and again in later years, he looked ageless and happy, like someone who had made all the right choices.
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'My Three Sons' Star Don Grady Dies at 68, Co-Star Mourns His Passing

June 28, 2012 03:35:43 GMT

Barry Livingston, who shared screen with Grady on 'My Three Sons', remembers his late friend as 'an inspiration to me in so many ways.'

Don Grady passed away on Wednesday, June 27 in Thousand Oaks, California. The 68-year-old actor, who played one of the sons on classic sitcom "My Three Sons" and became one of the Mickey Mouse Club's original Mouseketeers, died after a long battle against cancer.

His "My Three Sons" co-star Barry Livingston offered condolence on his Facebook. "Sad, sad day. My dear friend and TV brother, Don Grady, passed away today. He was an inspiration to me in so many ways and his impact on my life is indelible. I will miss him greatly," he wrote.

Grady appeared on numerous TV shows including "The Eleventh Hour", "The Rifleman", "The Restless Gun", "The Lucy Show", "Simon and Simon" and "Wagon Train". He pursued a musical career after "My Three Sons" ended in 1972 after its 12th season.

He released an album called "Homegrown" in 1973, and followed it up with a collection of songs about baby boomer generation in "Boomer: JazRokPop" almost 35 years later. His music was also featured in 1991 comedy movie "Switch" and served as a theme song for "The Phil Donahue Show".

Grady is survived by his wife Ginny, whom he met at Disneyland and married in 1985, as well as two children, Joey and Tessa.
That was a beautiful tribute by Barry.
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I have never seen this show but R.I.P Don Grady.That is very sad news.68 is too young too die.
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Critic's Notebook: In appreciation of Don Grady, 'My Three Sons'


By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times Television Critic

June 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

..... Grady did not stick around for the final season Robbie was just said to be out of town and he turned full time to music, working mainly as a composer for film and television. Glimpsed now and again in later years, he looked ageless and happy, like someone who had made all the right choices.
Actually, he had gone to South America as part of his job.
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The Me-TV tribute is probably not coincidentally 3 hours long. It's almost a certainty that the last hour (at least) will include Rob's wedding to Katie (Season 8) and the birth of the triplets (Season 9).

Most likely, his Season 1 ep with Marta Kristen will pop up as well, though normally Me doesn't show the black & white eps ("kiss her goodnight!?!" scene included in the new commercial for the tribute).

One of his eps with the late Lori Martin also seems to be on the radar (Season 6). Sad that both are now gone.
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I've never been a big My Three Sons watcher, but Don Grady is legendary for acting in this show. Maybe I'll see some episodes on the Me-TV tribute. R.I.P. Mr. Grady.
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Great reunion clip from 2009:

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The Me-TV tribute is probably not coincidentally 3 hours long. It's almost a certainty that the last hour (at least) will include Rob's wedding to Katie (Season 8) and the birth of the triplets (Season 9).

Most likely, his Season 1 ep with Marta Kristen will pop up as well, though normally Me doesn't show the black & white eps ("kiss her goodnight!?!" scene included in the new commercial for the tribute).

One of his eps with the late Lori Martin also seems to be on the radar (Season 6). Sad that both are now gone.
Awww...great picks.
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