I was that kid who, in the '80s, loved Cyndi Lauper and Duran Duran and Madonna but still knew who Rudy Vallée was. Rudy, an enormously popular singer in the '20s and singing actor in the '30s who died at 84 in the '80s. I was thrilled to discover on Twitter—something unimaginable during his lifetime—this lengthy remembrance of some time John Sealander spent with Rudy in "his declining years." Sounds like the crooner was anything but ready to grow old quietly.
Of religion, Rudy said:
"Christians—I just can't buy it...I mean Mark said this, John said that, Luke said something else. After 2000 years, who knows what happened? What I mean is people can't quote me right...and I'm still alive."