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Barnaby and Me by Linn Sheldon.pdf

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Descriptions : A revealing and hilarious look at Sheldons career which blossomed along with TV itself The anecdotes are endless Sun Newspapers br br Amazing but true stories from one of the most beloved figures in Cleveland entertainment history br br For years he was a six foot tall elf named Barnaby That was the character Linn Sheldon played on television to the delight of three generations of childrenand many grownups too The role made him a celebrity and defined not only his career but an entire era of local television br br Barnaby was a masterful storyteller who spun imaginative tales out of thin air to enthrall his audience But no story Linn Sheldon ever invented for Barnaby even compares with the real life script he lived himself br br He was caught in a Texas tornado trapped in quicksand and survived an airplane fire He was accused of bank robbery and performed stand up comedy at the point of a gangsters gun He was fathered by a drifter orphaned at birth by his mothers death and later abandoned as a small lonely child to fend mostly for himself He quit high school to hitchhike across the country with little more than a banjo and landed among the glitter of Hollywood with a job on the lot of MGM studios br br He fell in loveagain and again He broke into stage acting helped invent television programming in the earliest days of Clevelands first TV station and became a celebrity He made a lot of moneyand lost most of it as he drank away his health and the love of the people he cared about the most br br He sobered up fought ill health and fell in love again br br And now he looks back In these stories Linn Sheldon master storyteller shares his most intriguing tale yet that of his own extraordinary life It is a remarkable mix of melancholy hilarity irony and warmth

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