Wally George has passed
. I remember watching his show "Hot Seat" in the 80's, which was ahead of its time and one of the first of its kind as a political talk show. It always seemed like the audience was younger guys resembling fraternity brothers, encouraged to cheer loudly and get rowdy, which added a dimension of popular conviction to George's common-sense conservatism. I'm not sure how many of those in the audience had a deeper understanding of the issues of the times but it gave levity to the viewing experience, long before rowdy studio audiences ever became commonplace on TV, predating even Morton Downey, Jr.
While I didn't know he was Rebecca De Mornay's father (doesn't she have a sister?), the obituary fails to note that George also played the bag boy at the grocery store in "Leave it to Beaver."