The Fruit Cake Lady has Died
March 8, 2007 8 Comments
I never adjusted to The Tonight Show once Johnny left. I had experienced Jay Leno as a stand up comedy at the Park West in Chicago. He was hilarious! He just never did much for me as a talk show host.
So I did not know that the Fruit Cake Lady existed until she existed no more. Jay discovered Marie Rudisill, 89 years young the first time she appeared on his show. She died last year at the age of 95. Based on the clips from the show she was savvy and wise in the way only someone that old can be– and can get away with. Here is a link to some videos of the Fruit Cake Lady on The Tonight Show. Enjoy.
We should all be as much of a character as she was. I am not waiting until my 90s, I’m starting now.