Edd Byrnes, who performed TV dance display host Vic Fontaine in “Grease,” used to be recognized for greater than his flirty promenade scene within the hit movie.
Whilst his persona in “Grease” had eyes for Dinah Manoff’s Marty Maraschino, twenty years previous, younger enthusiasts had their eyes on him. The actor first shot to popularity within the Fifties detective sequence “77 Sundown Strip,” the place he performed the comb-obsessed nightclub valet, Kookie, a long time prior to Fonzie of “Satisfied Days” frequently combed his personal signature ducktail. At one level, Byrnes used to be this type of heartthrob that he used to be receiving upwards of 15,000 fan letters every week, in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter.
Unfortunately, like such a lot of stars, Byrnes struggled with addictive dispositions. Medication and alcohol had been his vices, and in 1988, Byrne publicly spoke about each his personal dependancy and his father’s demise from cirrhosis of the liver (in accordance to The Washington Publish). The more youthful Byrnes, fortunately, become sober prior to hitting age 50 and would move on to reside for many years after discovering sobriety.
Byrnes died on January 8, 2020 at his house in Santa Monica, California, together with his circle of relatives reporting it used to be herbal reasons (by the use of ABC). He used to be 87 years previous.