In a 2007 tribute to gay rights pioneer Margo MacGregor, the D.C. magazine Metro Weekly said MacGregor may have inspired Flowers. ”I’ve seen the puppet and Wayland Flowers’ routine [and] I don’t doubt it at all,” one of her longtime friends said.
What happened to Madame after Wayland Flowers died?
Madame retired to her box for almost 20 years after Flowers died of complications from AIDS in 1988. (Part of the proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada.) “I retired when Wayland passed away,” she says. “That was a tough one.”
Who was the puppet Madame?
Wayland Parrott Flowers Jr. (November 26, 1939 – October 11, 1988) was an American actor, comedian and puppeteer. Flowers was best known for the comedy act he created with his puppet Madame. His performances as “Wayland Flowers and Madame” were a major national success on stage and on screen in the 1970s and 1980s.
What happened to Wayland Flowers?
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ventriloquist Wayland Flowers, who brought life to a cackling, off-color puppet named Madame, died of cancer Tuesday, five weeks after collapsing on stage, his publicist said. He was 48. Flowers died at 12:48 a.m., said publicist JoAnne Geffen.
Is Wayland Flowers dead?
Wayland Flowers, a ventriloquist who brought life to a cackling, off-color puppet named Madame, died on Tuesday, five weeks after collapsing on stage. He was 48 years old. Mr. Flowers had been suffering from cancer for some time, said his press agent, JoAnne Geffen.
Who created the puppet Madame?
Comedian Wayland Flowers, the creator and voice of a bawdy, cackling puppet called Madame, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 48.
What was the puppet’s name on solid gold?
Madame was the Solid Gold standard of puppets | Madame puppet, Childhood memories, Memories.