August 19, 1995 |
Tiny Tim tiptoed to the altar for the third time yesterday. The 63-year-old falsetto singer was decked out in a purple tuxedo with red suspenders, and he carried his trademark ukelele. The bride, Miss Sue, 39, wore a flowing white gown, and appeared nervous before the wedding, her first. There'll be no honeymoon. After the wedding reception, he planned to retire to his room at the Mariott in Eden Prairie and allow Miss Sue to retire to hers.
June 10, 1988 |
No doubt you've asked yourself recently, "Whatever happened to Tiny Tim?" Well, maybe the thought never enters your mind, but just for the record, Tim is still tiptoeing through the tulips at various stages throughout the country, and his travels bring him to Bucks County tonight for an appearance at John & Peter's, 96 S. Main St., New Hope. Tim, who long will be remembered as the man who married Miss Vicki on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in 1969, continues to sing with a shrill voice that sounds a bit like Frankie Valli hitting a high note while nursing a case of the jitters.
January 25, 1995 |
The striking woman stretched across the glass counter top at Aqua Luna is chatting with an inquisitive customer on the phone about her latest metamorphosis. In the air at the sunny-hued New Age boutique is the faint, sweet aroma of incense, stirred by a haunting refrain from long-dead Doors rocker Jim Morrison: "Break on through to the other side . . . to the other side. " At the back of the room, another specter - a flowing white bridal veil - drapes down from the ceiling and cloaks the small round table beneath it. The offbeat accouterments of this shopkeeper's present endeavor reflect uncannily her past.
June 29, 1996 |
Tiny Tim, the tiptoe-through-the-tulips guy, was careening in a cart through the concourse of Philadelphia International Airport yesterday. But the big question still to be answered is whether he was driving. What police at the airport would say last night was that the long-haired, squeaky-voiced pop icon was the only occupant in the front seat of an electric-powered passenger cart when the cart ran wildly out of control in the Northwest Airlines section of Concourse E, hit two people and crashed into a wall.
August 8, 1995 |
Tiny Tim is taking another plunge into the sea of matrimony. The long-haired, ukulele-plucking falsettist - whose age is somewhere between 65 and 73, depending on the source - made it official last week, announcing his engagement to Susan Marie Gardner of Minnetonka, Minn. Miss Sue, a Harvard-educated songwriter, is scheduled to become Mrs. Tiny Tim sometime this month in her hometown. The singer's first wedding, to his beloved Miss Vicki, took place 25 years ago on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
December 3, 2012 |
Irreverence, they name is Christopher Durang. Kicking the crutch out from under Tiny Tim, Durang's Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge , a spoof of Dickens' famously sentimental A Christmas Caro l, is not nearly as amusing as it should be. And this is despite New City Stage's having assembled a large and impressive Equity cast. The show limps along (oops, sorry, Tiny Tim) under the slow and plodding (oops - did it again) direction of Michael Brophy. The idea is funny.
January 12, 1993 |
The unlikely binding event of Barbara Lebow's new play, "Tiny Tim Is Dead," is an impromptu enactment of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by a motley group of urban street people in the junk-and litter-strewn bay of an abandoned industrial site to which they have drifted for shelter. Lebow, best known for her sentimental ethnic drama "A Shayna Maidel," a runaway off-Broadway hit of the 1980s, is too smart at crafting plays to permit such an anomaly to throw her. Out of this jetsam she has fashioned a bittersweet fantasy that manages to convey a message as potent as her play is absorbing, even while giving off the aura of a work in transition.
December 21, 1989 |
Bah, humbug! The sentiments of Ebenezer Scrooge notwithstanding, Danceteller's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, is a generally joyful affair that gets to the heart of the story with speed and verve. This production, which was presented last night at the Painted Bride Art Center and continues through tomorrow night, is a mixed-media piece combining Dickens' words with dance and pantomime. The script is by David B. Collins, and the choreography by Trina Collins, artistic director of Danceteller.
August 2, 1994 |
If it's for real and for ever, who's to say that anyone shouldn't be wed? Still and all, some celebrity love matches really don't click with their images or the public. Some of those we don't find out about until they're history. Here are a few marriages that have mixed us up over the years: Shannon Doherty and Ashley Hamilton Donald Trump and Marla Maples Liz Taylor and Larry Fortensky Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold (and Kim Silva) Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Sean Penn and Madonna Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen Herve and Camille Villechaize Prince Charles and Diana Spencer Cher and Gregg Allman Tiny Tim and "Miss Vicky" Budinger Ike and Tina Turner Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine Rock Hudson and Phyllis Gates (his agent's secretary)