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There are rumblings in some dark corners of the net that some video from Honey Vacarro has been found. If so this would be one of the greatest ( in my humble opinion ) finds of the last 50 years.


Here I'll include some of the juicier stuff I hear.
Although ruled a suicide by L.A. Coroner Thomas Naguchi, there has been a significant amount of conjecture regarding Ms. Carlyle’s manner of death, largely centering around her alleged sexual relationship with a cabinet-member in the Johnson Administration
Although Hurrell credited a number of staff writers, he wrote or extensively rewrote virtually every script and served as the series director (highly unusual today, unheard of in the 1960’s).
Reverend Donald Wildmon,  founder of television watchdog group, the American Family Association, credits HONEY VICARRO with igniting his lifelong “mission” to clean up television.

When they married in 1960, Struthers was 64 years old, Carlyle, barely 20. Truly a May-December romance. 

Just prior to her untimely death, Carlyle was, in fact, cast as the original Neely in the hit, Jacqueline Susann's VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a role ultimately played (or, as some critics would say, botched) by Patty Duke. Given her prior work and established range, there is no doubt that Neely would have been the role that would catapult her to stardom

Be sure to let me know what you hear and I'll add it to this page!