Care for the Caretaker: How Jim Backus Wife Did It: An Upbeat Guide for Those Who Care for Others

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Jasper Publications, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 120 pages
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Best-selling author Henny Backus cared for her husband, actor Jim Backus ("Mr. Magoo & "Gilligan's Island"), through his 10 year bout with Parkinson's disease. In CARE FOR THE CARETAKER, Henny shares her experience & guidance with compassion & wit. "Jim {Backus} belongs to a very exclusive club. Its members include people like Fred Allen, Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor & Robin Williams. Jim's ability to dissect, then comment upon the human condition was unsurpassed." Perry Lafferty, from the Foreword. Sometimes it was almost impossible to get Jimmy out of the car. As he was trying to emerge & was halfway out his muscles would lock & he would start to fall out head first. It was a symptom but a guaranteed laugh getter. I'd have to try to gather him up quickly or we might hear a chorus of, "Oh, look! Here comes Mr. Magoo! Look kids, Mr. Magoo just fell out of his car head first! Isn't Mr. Magoo a funny fellow!" Sometimes being visible isn't much fun.--from the book. To order call Jasper Publications, Inc. at (800) 807-5188 or fax to (818) 340-0991, or write to us 22287 Mulholland Hwy., #337, Calabasas, CA 91302.

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Jimmy A Foreword
Chapter One NOVEMBER 1978

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