Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ray Romano & Cast - Remember Peter Boyle

What up Gente, This past Saturday I was at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre for the 2nd Annual Comedy Celebration - Remembering Peter Boyle of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Entertainment Website, sent me out to The Red Carpet to get the scoop. Check out the Story Below:

It was a night of laughs & tears as Hollywood continues to search for the cure. IMF's Second Annual Comedy Celebration Benefiting The Peter Boyle Memorial Fund was held this past Saturday at the Legendary Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The star of the night was the late Peter Lawrence Boyle who died in 2006 from multiple myeloma and heart disease. The Emmy-Award winning actor was known most recently as the cranky and sarcastic Father, Frank Barone on the CBS hit show "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Cast members like Doris Roberts, Patricia Heaton, & Ray Ramano were joined by the likes of, Ted Danson, Kurtwood Smith of That 70's Show, Actor Robert Klein, Television Host Julie Chen & CBS President Les Moonves. The star studded event was the perfect setting to help raise awareness all while celebrating the life of Peter Boyle's amazing 71 years. We caught up with Peter's wife to find out why comedy was brought to the forefront. "Well, tonight we are doing a comedy show cause humor is what kept him going thru all of this." explained an emotional Loraine Boyle. Her comments were slightly echoed by Peter Boyle's TV Wife, Doris Roberts,"Uhhhh, there is no good life without laughter, Now thats better at times than sex."

Patricia Heaton who played Debra on "Everybody Loves Raymond" gave us the 411 on some of her favorite episodes to shoot with the late Peter Boyle, "Gosh there are so many great ones, I love all the Holiday ones, Frank and Marie trying to return Ray's Toaster, Trying to take a Holiday Picture together with his Parents and my Parents. Almost all the really classic ones were the Holiday ones." 

When asked about the legacy he had on Ray Ramano, Ray told us that he was like a father figure from the very beginning, "Peter Boyle was close with everybody, But we sorta bonded in a way that i don't think the the other cast members did. My first year I came from New York and my Family stayed in New York and I was in LA like a fish out of water. And Peter also came from New York and did the same thing. He took me under his wing and made it comfortable for me." Ray added "Peter Boyle was a guy who could have an hour long conversation with each one of us. With Patricia he talked Politics, with Doris he talked Travel and Life, and me Hooters."

And in true comic fashion, Ray spoke about Brad Garrett's recent paparazzi scandal saying, "Brad is an awesome guy, we have texted each other and I asked Brad what's with the hat. The hat was the most disturbing thing about that night." Brad of course was not in attendance but we are sure that he some really great things to say about Peter Boyle's Legacy, What he has to say about the paparazzi, Thats another story. And thats your scoop from Hollyscoop. 

Peter Boyle w/ Everybody Loves Raymond Cast

written by: Ronnie Jr

1 comment:

Alice said...

WOW, thats so AWESOME. U see rubbing elbows with celebs. Thats really cool Ronnie Jr. Keep up the great work.