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JUNE 1978. “Beginner’s Luck” Windmill Dinner Theater, Scottsdale. Cast: Bob Crane.
This play, out of the more than 100 done at the Windmill, will be the most remembered. TV star Bob Crane was appearing in it when he was bludgeoned to death in an apartment complex just down the street from our house. Scottsdale police are convinced they found the guilty party; they just couldn’t convict him. I was entertainment editor for the Scottsdale Progress at the time and the last person to interview Mr. Crane. Shortly after I filed the story, I left for my parents’ home in Kentucky. While there, I got a call from the Scottsdale police asking to interview me. Sad turnaround of events. The play, by the way, wasn’t much, but he was good in it.