|Yvonne De Carlo
|1313 Mockingbird Lane, the spooky and with cobwebs
furnished residence of the Munsters, a family which looks like horror figures
from the 30s, is first-class borrower for a stay with a guarantee for a
The family is made of Herman, who works on a cemetery, his wife Lily (a female vampire), their common son Eddie (a werewolf), Lily's father (a real count Dracula) and the niece Marilyn (the black sheep in the family).
The illustrate circle is rounded by the pet Spot (a fire spitting dragon, who lives under the staircase).
The serial "The Munsters" was a great success in the 60s and enjoys still today great popularity as a result of several repetitions. No wonder that I soon tried to receive the signatures of the actors and actresses for my collection.
Herman Munster is in the best manhood (150
years old) and lives in grand style (shoe size 26C).
Herman Munster was produced in a German lab
by Dr. Frankenstein, whose hobby was to put persons together with his "Do-It-Yourself"
Herman distinguishes himself through exceptional capabilities in telling childish jokes.
His professional background led him to the undertaker's of Gateman Goodbury & Graves.
He proves his good taste with his preference
for "Huckleberry Hound" and "Pat Boone"-albums.
Fred Gwynne was born in 1926 in New York
City. With the part of Herman Munster he achieved the zenith of his popularity
although he could prove his acting capabilities in severeal other movies.
Lily Dracula Munster was born in Transylvania. She gets a brother called Lester and an unnamed sister.
To estimate her age is very difficult. She
herself gives different personal datas which are to handle with caution.
It is a fact that she has to be 137 years old at least.
Lily pursues a fulltime job as a housewife. In addition she indulges in palmistry. One of her stand out characteristic is the inexhaustible sacrifice for husband and family.
Peggy Yvonne Middleton was born in Canada
in 1922. She went to school for dramaturgy and had her film debut in 1942
in "Harvard Here I Come". In contrast to Fred Gwynne and the other players,
who didn't shoot films or acted only in few movies, Yvonne De Carlo - as
she calls herself - she has already been a star as an actress in minor
parts during the 40s (with 28 films) and in leading roles during the 50s
(with 26 films).
In 2007 Yvonne de Carlo died at the age of 85.
Grandpa (his original name is Count Dracula aka Sam Dracula) was born in Transylvania and counts proud 378 years. He put three children into the world (Lily, Lester and an unnamed daughter). In younger years Grandpa was a successful womanizer (occasionally he thinks he is still a ladykiller) and was married 16 times. At the time he is single.
To his talents belongs magic (most with unforeseen side effects) and supernatural capabilities (he is able to predict when the telephone rings).
His dress remind you of an outsized penguin.
Grandpa is in the habit to sleep on a slab or to hang down from a rooftree.
Al Lewis was born in Brooklyin
in 1923. His first conact with the show business he already had in 1923
as he worked as a circus clown and trapeze artist. Later he worked for
Radio WGN in Chicago and was part of soaps on the radio. He also wrote
two children's book and gave lessons at school. During World War II he
acted as a sailor and his ship was torpedoed twice. At the age of 31 he
finished his education as Ph.D. in child psychology. A friend connected
him with acting, his first role Al Lewis playes at theaters. His first
TV appearance he had in the serial "Car 54 Where Are You". Like Fred Gwynne
the role as Grandpa in "The Munsters" was that role what made him world-famous.
He died in 2006 at the age of 83.
Edward "Eddie" Wolfgang Munster is at
the beginning of his life. At the age of 10 he has a lot to catch up on
of experience of life. His relationship with a werewolf is immense. So
it was inevitable that his puppet "Woof-Woof" also belongs to this species.
Also Little Eddie is fitted out with specific talents. He doesn't have any difficulty to open a tin with his ears. And he prefers to sleep in a casket.
Eddie Munster visits the 5th grade of the Mocking Bird Heights Elementary School. He is fond of playing with his classmates, so far as he can catch one.
For a performance test he wrote the song "My Parents, an Average American Family".
Butch Patrick was born in Los Angeles in 1953 as Patrick Lilley.
Before he had his great entrance in "The Munsters" he acted among other things in an episode of "Gunsmoke" and in the movies "The Two Little Bears" (61) and "Hand of Death" (62). However his first of all TV entrances was for a commercial for Kellogg's.
After the time of "The Munsters" turned up
on the screen occasionally. With the serial "Lidsville" he could achieve
success for a short time and was portrayed in some teenie magazines.
In this days he lives in St. Petersburg Beach in Florida.
Marilyn Munster is considered to be the ugly duck in the family (at least for the Munsters). She is around 23 years old and for the rest of the world beautiful and sexy.
She is the daughter of Lily Munster's unnamed sister and distinguish herself for cooking, chatting and laughing.
Sie is an involuntary single because oddly enough all her admirers never again turn up after a visit to her family; what confirms the speculation of the remaining Munsters that Marilyn is too ugly.
Her irrevocable goal is to find a man - any
At the age of 15 Pat Priest's
parents moved from Salt Lake City to Bountiful, Utah. Although she grew
up in a small city she came in contact with the show business through her
moter Ivy. Her mother wrote, produced and performed often street plays
for the Mormon church. Ivy Priesst was from 1953 to 1961 treasurer of the
USA and her signature appeared on the US bills in those years.