Friday, April 27, 2012

Hollywood Squares.......

David Arquette

by Janet Donovan

Who knew?  Clifford Charles Arquette was an actor and comedian famous for his role as Charley Weaver on Hollywood Squares, but now more famous as the grandfather of David Arquette - nicest guy in Hollywood. 

For those of you who don't know who Charley Weaver was, here are a few factoids via Wikipedia:

"In 1959, Arquette accepted Jack Paar's invitation to perform on Paar's NBC Tonight Show.  Arquette depicted the character of Charley Weaver, the wild old man from Mount Idy.  He would bring along and read a letter from his "Mamma" back home. 

This characterization proved so popular that Arquette almost never again appeared in public as himself but nearly always as Charley Weaver, complete with his squashed hat, little round glasses, rumpled shirt, broad tie, baggy pants, and suspenders."

In town for The White House Correspondents' Association weekend with The Creative Coalition, David Arquette spoke to us about his famous lineage and the troubling aspects of arts cuts in Congressional Budgets. 

and Bootsy Bellows: