Prayers for ‘Laugh In’ star Ruth Buzzi, 86, after series of strokes sparks alarm
‘Laugh In’ star Ruth Buzzi’s husband is asking for prayers for his beloved wife. Los Angeles reporter George Pennacchio said Kent Perkins was reporting that Buzzi had had a series of strokes.
Buzzi’s Twitter account is usually full of funny one-liners. But yesterday there was a disturbing message that read: ‘Thank you for your love and friendship for all these years.
Buzzi, 86, is probably unknown to readers under a certain age. But in the late ’60s, she was a superstar on NBC’s irreverent comedy show, “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In,” the plan for “Saturday Night Live.” She was part of a cast that included other newcomers like Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Judy Carne, JoAnn Worley, and more.
Ruth and Henry Gibson appeared in dozens of sketches as a lascivious old man and an outraged spinster named Gladys Ormphby. He said something dirty and she hit him with her big wallet. I have some videos below. She’s been nominated for 3 Prime Time Emmys, two Daytime Emmys, and won a Golden Globe not only for playing Gladys, but for a wide variety of characters.
Buzzi still worked after “Laugh In” ended, but she will always be remembered for her hilarious work on this seminal series. Sending prayers and good thoughts to his family.
Longtime comedian Ruth Buzzi has had a series of attacks. Her husband, Kent Perkins, asks for your thoughts and prayers for his wife of 43 years. 🙏
Ruth is less than a week away from her 86th birthday.
(📷 Courtesy Kent Perkins) pic.twitter.com/kJWwlGGyDM
—George Pennacchio (@abc7george) July 19, 2022