Tuesday, January 27

The Passing Of A Trailblazing Imp

Jack Paar defined the word "telegenic." Very few people today are as real and comfortable in front of the camera as Paar was when the medium was an infant. I have few firsthand memories of him, being a tyke myself when he debuted - although I did know him by name whenever I did see him on the screen, while none of the vaudvillians who dominated TV back then never rang true with me.

Firm in his beliefs, proud of his humility and honest with his audience, Jack left us today with a void at 85.