Sunday, May 25, 2014
All "My" Billy Clyde Tuggle
I have to do a tribute to this guy. You have no idea (unless I tell you) the depths of my love for the actor or character.
I first saw Billy Clyde when I was (cough) years old during the Donna-Chuck prostitute story on AMC. Picture it: Small town girl...fascinated by "Center City" seedy-life complete with a place called "Foxies". Estelle, the hooker with a heart of gold
Enter Billy Clyde Tuggle. Played by the amazingly talented Matthew Cowels, he was one of the funniest-mean guys out there. His hill-billy accent and flair for the pimp clothes was so over the top you couldn't help but laugh. Of course, he was really horrible at heart and raped and almost killed poor Estelle before it was all over.
I found out later that he himself was a writer, and created and wrote the "Billy Clyde" character. At that time, he was married to the actress that played Estelle. They later divorced and he's been married to Christine Baranski since the early '80s. Cowels passed away the 22nd of May.
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