RIP to actor & cowboy prop comic Wally Boag, departed at 90.
Though he made minor appearances in a handful of movies & TV shows, Boag’s true life’s work was as the star of the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland, regarded by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the most prolific live run of any production in the history of show business, continuing from 1955 to 1986 & topping out in the neighborhood of 40,000 performances. Steve Martin, while working at Disneyland as a kid, saw Boag’s act enough times to memorize it, & has acknowledged him as a major influence.
Incredibly, Boag’s longtime co-star Betty Taylor, aka “Slue Foot Sue,” passed on the following day, at 91. RIP to her as well.