The linked-to article in this post original appeared in Brooklyn Magazine website, From Brooklyn to Boy Meets World: William Daniels on Mr. Feeny, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and His New Memoir, by Douglas J. Gladstone.
I loved the TGIF lineup on ABC in the 1990s and early 2000s. One of the great series on there was “Boy Meets World”. William Daniels played teacher Mr. Feeny. I have to admit this is the role I most associate him with. But he has been in many other roles on television and even on Broadway. William Daniels just released his memoir.
The linked-to article begins below …
Brooklyn to Boy Meets World: William Daniels on Mr. Feeny, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and His New Memoir
He’s been one of the most beloved actors on stage, television, and the silver screen for nearly six decades. But Brooklyn-born William Daniels has been entertaining people a lot longer than that. He and his sister, Jackie, were child performers who appeared as a song-and-dance act on a WMCA Radio show. At the age of eight, he graduated to the Horn & Hardart Children’s Hour on television. By the time he was 15, he was on Broadway in Life with Father.
Of course, he’s better known for his performances in 1776, Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, and Boy Meets World, among others. In There I Go Again: How I Came To Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT and Many Others, his eagerly anticipated memoir that came out last Wednesday, the soon-to-turn 90-year-old Daniels offers up a treasure trove of memories about his life and career.
Brooklyn Magazine recently spoke with Daniels about growing up in Brooklyn, two of his more well-known roles, and the lifelong dream he still hopes to fulfill. […]
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In conclusion, always nice to read and learn more about the career of such an influential #creative.
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