I know that some of my younger blog readers will be wondering right about now, ‘who the hell is Ed Allen anyways’ ….Well let me tell you and here’s hoping I’m not the only one in Blogland who remembers this long-time TV exercise super-guru.
To backtrack a few days….Joe and I were discussing (and not for the first time) the marvels of the Internet and how, no matter what time, how weird, how obscure the topic, or how dated….somewhere on the Internet, it or they will be found.
Ok, so back to my question…Whatever happened to Ed Allen?
This was a man who had a following of millions of viewers and fans, from all over the world. This was during the ( if memory serves ) 1970′s…..all the way up to the early 90′s I believe.
I can fondly remember my dear mom Helen, sweating it out in front of our little TV, doing Ed’s endless aerobic routines. And I mean faithfully, Monday to Friday, to miss was to be remiss. Ed was king when it came to exercise.
Then along came Barbie, Ed’s second wife and again, more routines, with LP’s (remember those???) and videos to follow. Barbie was the epitome of PERKY….you just couldn’t help but smile when she showed up on the set. And the set was usually somewhere on the beach in the beautiful, sunny Bahamas…wow, my kind of exercise site. Enough to get anyone doing jumping-jacks (yeah, Ed did lots of those)!
Ed even paid a visit to our city and of course my mom was there to meet the man. She was not disappointed!!!. In person he was even taller and better-looking than anticipated, or so she reported that evening. Sigh….more sweating!!! I certainly hope my dad didn’t hear those particular comments. He tended to be an (unnecessarily but nevertheless) jealous guy.
So, with all this history, what I really want to know is: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ED ALLEN and why is he no where to be found online?
I couldn’t even provide a photo to go with this post. I’ve tried Google and Yahoo and various celebrity and even ‘dead or alive’ sites…. nothing, nada, no Exercise Ed….where can he be? And if he has left this world, should that not also be recorded somewhere ?
So if you know, let me know. My inquiring mind wants to know. Don’t you?