Friday, May 8, 2009
John Furia, Jr. - 1929-2009
In terms of modern celebrity, there are two kinds of artists: those of widespread fame and those who are subjectively famous, known primarily to students of their particular field and/or work.
Screen and television writer John Furia, Jr., who passed away on Friday, falls firmly into the "subjective celebrity" category for me. Had I not the privilege to know the man personally as well as to be taught by him, it's likely that I wouldn't know his name.
But I did, so I do...and I will remain forever grateful.
Here's to you, Professor Furia.