Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mumy family has a couple "Santa Barbara" connections

One of the many fine stars of classic TV that Billie Rae Bates of BRBTV got to talk to during the Motor City Comic Con a week and a half ago was Bill Mumy of "Lost in Space," "Twilight Zone" and so many other shows. BRB interviewed him on camera for a special episode about the con from One Media Detroit, a TV show you'll be seeing more on soon.

Mumy talked about his time on "Twilight Zone" as a young child, as well as the other slightly macabre / suspense thriller, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" / "Alfred Hitchcock Hour." But a lot of what Mumy does nowadays involves music, and we learned that he scored some songs for our beloved daytime soap "Santa Barbara." Which songs, BRB asked? He couldn't recall exactly, but said one was a theme for the romance of Keith and Gina. He said he got the gig because his wife had worked on the show.

Eileen Mumy is a childbirth instructor, and she played a nurse on a few episodes of "SB." BRB asked for more specifics on that, and the most she and Bill can recall is that it was in the first few years of the show. Robin Wright was on at the time, Eileen remembered. The couple became fans of the show after that point. Yea, Bill and Eileen, it was a good show ...

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