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Rex Trailer, Host Of WBZ-TV’s ‘Boomtown,’ Dies.
http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/10/2013 | n/a

Posted on 01/10/2013 10:16:45 AM PST by massmike

Boston TV icon Rex Trailer died Wednesday night, his family announced on his website Thursday.

Trailer, 84, was the host of the popular children’s television show “Boomtown,” on WBZ-TV from 1956 to 1974. The program often included children with disabilities in the studio audience.

Trailer, who lived in Sudbury, was in Florida for Christmas visiting his sister when he came down with pneumonia and went into the hospital.

His family issued this brief statement:

Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you.

A memorial service in honor of Rex to give tribute to his life and legacy is being planned in the near future but for now, the family requests privacy.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: rextrailer; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 01/10/2013 10:16:51 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Rex Trailer Boomtown Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFzHjE3-fC4


2 posted on 01/10/2013 10:23:19 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike
We had some good ones growing up in Boston in the late 60's/early 70's...


3 posted on 01/10/2013 10:27:59 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

He was a truly good man. We kids in New England were fortunate to have had him.

RIP Rex


4 posted on 01/10/2013 10:29:26 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: massmike
I think it's altogether fitting to sing our fasrewell to a wonderful man and patriot.
5 posted on 01/10/2013 10:31:21 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: massmike
Awww Mikey ... y'gonn'a make me cry with all them memories.

I knew every one of 'em.

6 posted on 01/10/2013 10:34:17 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

“I think it’s altogether fitting to sing our fasrewell to a wonderful man and patriot.”

Thanks a lot, knarf, that one did it... damn screen.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 10:37:19 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: massmike
That's odd. I remember Hoofbeats as being his theme song. At least, it was his entrance song when he rode onto the set.
8 posted on 01/10/2013 10:39:57 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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To: Stormdog

That was THEIR last public appearance ... damned screen AND keyboard.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 10:43:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Stormdog
I just realized, singing with Roy and Dale as a boy was the first time I naturally harmonized a third part and have been doing it since.

This gettin' old stuff sure has some tough times in it.

10 posted on 01/10/2013 10:59:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
I actually saw three of them in person!

My parents took me to see Bozo when he made a personal appearance,and they told me that Bozo had held me in his arms.(I have no memory of that...I was only a baby...and,of course,NEITHER of my parents thought to take a picture! I have to take their word for THAT one).

But I DO remember seeing both Willie Whistle AND Romper Room's Miss Jean at the Christmas Parade in Quincy.(That must have been around '69 or '70).Two things stand out in my memory about that:

1)- Santa Claus was supposed to show up at the end of the parade,but never made it,

and

2) - My dad making an observation about how well-developed Miss Jean was.Now all these years later,I must agree! ;)

11 posted on 01/10/2013 11:19:57 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

We used to go see Rex up at Pleasure Island in Wakefield.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 11:24:11 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massmike

And don’t forget Bob Emery, aka Big Brother!


13 posted on 01/10/2013 11:26:46 AM PST by nevergiveup (When in Rome, speak Roman.)
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To: massgopguy

It’s scary to think that when I was a kid watching him he was younger than I am now!(...but just barely!)


14 posted on 01/10/2013 11:28:59 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: nevergiveup
And don’t forget Bob Emery, aka Big Brother!

That one I don't recall. It must have been just before my time.

15 posted on 01/10/2013 11:36:06 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

Rex’s show was not to be missed. The biggest memory, and mystery of his show was the ride from the bunk house to Boomtown each week. Rex and Pablo would meet at the bunk house and show a few cartoons between their dialog. Then it would become time for Rex to saddle up onto Goldrush, his trusty steed, and Pablo woud jump up into his horse pulled wagon. They would then race through the hills over what seemed like miles to get down to Boomtown. No matter how fast Goldrush and Rex would ride, Pablo was always already there before Rex. Unbelievable, How did Pablo ever beat those guys? and every week too. I’m still trying to figure it out.

Rex was truly a great man. Every year Rex would run a trip for Spring Break for kids, and parents, and grandparents to travel to Southern California to see Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. I always wanted to go, but never made it. Now I live here in Southern Califronia and go to those places quite often. It is like a childhood dream come true. Every time I go to these places I think of Rex.

Rex, thanks for being a great man and inspiring so many people. You will be greatly missed.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 11:41:29 AM PST by Sam Clements
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To: knarf

“This gettin’ old stuff sure has some tough times in it.”

And they’re gonna get tougher. That’s why when someone asks, I can only give them advice cause I’m getting too old to set a bad example.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 11:53:47 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: massmike

Rex Trailer’s Boomtown: Pablo’s Used Cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1RiqEwUaQ


18 posted on 01/10/2013 11:55:48 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

19 posted on 01/10/2013 11:59:48 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: nevergiveup

“And don’t forget Bob Emery, aka Big Brother!”

The grass is always greener in the other fellow’s yard...!


20 posted on 01/10/2013 12:06:11 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: nevergiveup

About Big Brother, he used to do the Pledge of Allegiance and play Hail To the Chief while showing a portrait of Ike on the wall. This is funny because, a few years back, I heard some celebrity, I can’t remember who, say they had the same problem with this that I had. He said that grew up believing Ike’s name was “Richard Stands”. LOL! “...and to the republic, for Richard Stands...” I thought I was the only one who goofed that one up.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 12:10:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: massmike

Some of them date from the early to mid 1960s. I remember them all....


22 posted on 01/10/2013 12:20:48 PM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: massmike

When I was in sixth grade a new kid from out of state, who left after a year, insisted that he had seen me on Boomtown, and that I was too embarrassed to admit it. In fact I would not have been embarrassed at all, the kid was just mistaken.

I saw Rex at the Marshfield Fair when I was about ten. He could actually do all that cowboy stuff — horse riding and rope tricks.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 12:33:25 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: massmike

RIP.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 1:44:28 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: massmike
Y'missed one, Mikey.


Now, the grass is always greener
in the other fellows yard

The little row, we have to hoe
Oh boy that's hard

And if we all could wear
green glasses now
it wouldn't be so hard

To see how green the grass is in our

owwwwwnnnn

baaaaack

yard.

25 posted on 01/10/2013 3:57:47 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: massmike
Back when we had only three channels and they went off the air at midnight playing "The Star Spangled Banner".

I wonder what ever happened to that country I grew up in.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 4:02:21 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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