September 09, 2008

Keith Thibodeaux, "Little Ricky" on Shokus Radio

Keith Thibodeaux, aka Richard Keith, who played Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy" and Johnny Paul Jason on "The Andy Griffith Show" will be Stu Shostak's guest on "Stu's Show" live this Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. EDT).

Keith has been a drummer since he was two years old, and was called a prodigy at age 4 by bandleader Horace Heidt. He won the role of Little Ricky at age 6 after an impromptu drum audition with Desi Arnaz, which spawned an acting career that lasted into the 1960s. Besides "Lucy" and "Griffith", Keith has appeared on "Route 66", "The Joey Bishop Show", and "Hazel", but the thrust of his career since those years has been split between drumming for various rock groups including the spiritual David and the Giants, and as Executive Director for Ballet Magnificat, a touring dance company that is co-owned by Keith's wife Kathy. The company has just returned from an engagement in South America.

Stu will ask Keith about his years with Lucy and Desi both on and off screen, as well as his other TV appearances, the turbulent period that followed when his life included dependencies on alcohol and drugs, and his success in overcoming them. In addition, listeners will be invited to participate with their questions by calling the toll-free number during the live broadcast.

"Stu's Show" airs live each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. PDT on Shokus Internet Radio, with rebroadcasts at the same time daily. Access to the station's feed is free, with no registration required, and is available either by clicking on the "Enter Site" button on the home page and by choosing one of the audio player links on the main page or via iTunes by selecting Radio/Eclectic and then locating the station's name alphabetically in the list.

Shokus Internet Radio is a service of Shokus Video, and is "TV on the radio for baby boomers", with live call-in talk shows featuring TV celebrities, classic stand-up comedy from the great comedians, and big band, easy listening, and 50s/60s golden hits during the morning and afternoon drive times.

UPDATE: The show will rebroadcast through next Tuesday, September 23 in case anyone misses the live show!

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