Skip to comments.Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...
Posted on 01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST by JesseWatters
A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
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Hmmm, this fellow has enough lack of morality to perhaps be Obama’s father.
Sleazy - check.
Good voice - check.
Never had a real job - check.
I expect she’ll be wanting some of his new paycheck. Another heartwarming liberal handout gone awry.
Oh well, at least now he can pay some child support.
Apparently they hired him at MSNBC! LOL
That’s what alcohol and drugs will do to a person, hopefully now he will continue on the right path, and help his family as he will be able to, stay clean and keep GOD in his life...
He will be A-OKay..
I wish him all the best!
“Turns out?” What does that mean? Was he Disney movie homeless? Hardly.
Drugs, booze, and rock bottom - was everyone fooling themselves that he didn’t hurt others on the way down? That’s all part and parcel in the downward spiral.
This sounds very similar.
Looks like Geraldo Rivera - check
Ten to one it all blows up as soon as the real story gets out.
It seems the talent scouts know how to crank out new “boy bands” as well as they crank out new “former homeless” talents.
Well lets hope the guy makes it right with his kids...but then it never ceases to amaze me the ol’ x-wives come out of the closet when there’s money to be had...and the sob story with it. In the end we all pay for these peoples mistakes one way or another. Maybe this story will have a better ending then most...and matters will be settled fairly between them. I have many doubts.
not a peep from here.
Drug addicted: check.
Abandoned his family: check.
No morals: check.
Voice that cracks: check.
Sounds like a typical Hollywood star in the making to me.
This ain’t gonna end well.
Recommended for anyone who wants a good belly-laugh -- google KFI AM 640 and archives of Tim Conway Jr.'s show yesterday, Jan. 6, 7:30-8 p.m.
Are you kidding me? Did no one expect some nasty wreckage in his past? Are you people that naive about alcohol and drug addiction? What did you think, this was just Arthur(Dudley Moore) with a suntan?
Figures. I knew something had to be up with this story since the msm seemed to be spending soooooo much quality time on this guy. Do they ever do an investigation of anything or anyone they are reporting on???
I dunno, when I first heard this story it reminded me of the whole, engineered Susan Boyle story on Britain’s Got Talant. Then his mother lost him at the airport, and my heart really went out to the woman. Now this. The smartest thing Patricia Kirtley can do is to SUE his cavalier bum for everything he gets from that fat contract he just signed. An inability to pay is no excuse, according to a defrocked former judge I once knew. Get him for every single year he was too busy partying to pay.
“Sounds like a typical Hollywood star in the making to me.”
Who do you think will play him in the inevitable movie?
I vote Barack Hussen Obama.
Homelessness is a choice.
From the moment I saw the video and read the articles (a couple of days after... i’m out of touch) my reaction was “high risk”. It’s a warm fuzzy story but there was no way you could not expect this guy to have ongoing emotional, mental and physical issues. To expect him to at any level all of a sudden have it together is unreasonable. Having said all of that I hope the right people come along side of him and he figures some things out. He could very well end up right back in the trash bin of society... but part me of always thinks he could land on Howard Stern and stay there for years.
He can play himself, with Robert Gibbs doing the voiceover.
Hey, stuff happens. Maybe he just couldn’t find his way home, and eventually forgot to keep looking.
He and his mother were on Good Morning America this morning. He's not hiding anything, he admitted matter of factly that he's been in and out of all types of abuse rehab programs most of his life and that he's a convicted felon.
As far as this article bringing up a wife and kids, well, that's his business. It's quite likely they have already dealt with him many years ago.......
It was a good story which I really enjoyed especially how he felt so happy and proud to become the "Voice" of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.......LOL!
My only hope for the guy is that he stays drug and alcohol free since it's apparent God has given him a final chance......He mentioned two people in the audience who I suspect are "handlers" associated with Kraft and how they were "clean and sober" I think he said.
This fella has had a terrific opportunity handed to him on a silver platter. Hope he realizes what he’s been given and doesn’t blow it.
If the wife has received any kind of state assistance for these chilren over the years, the state will come after him for the past due child support if there was a court order for it. It doesn’t matter whether the wife wants him prosecuted or not and it doesn’t matter that the kids are now over 18. It’s contempt and he’ll have to pay the determined arrears or be locked up. Even if he stays out of Ohio, they will garnish his wages for it. Happens every day.
That’s funny right there now!
What have you been smoking?
Should I say:
I wish him all the worst???
Certainly what he did was wrong, and yes, he needs to make financial and emotional amends to the best of his ability, but it seems she bears no grudge and has forgiven him.
Perhaps she's just a bigger human being than a lot of people here.
What, he talked about the family he abandoned this morning on the Today Show? Wow, Shame I missed that, and the tearful reunions.
Possibly a close relative.
If anyone thinks that 20 years of abuse was going to happen without harming those around him, they are naive. That is why Drug and Alcohol abuse is so destructive.
Some of us know first hand what that kind of abuse does, to the victim and his or her victims. Anyone NOT taking this fairytale with a healthy grain of salt is being naiive.
Question? How come after 2 1/2 years the guy only got so far as peddling in the streets even after he was “dry”? Guess those who assist these addicts can answer that best. Just seems a lifetime of living on the street as he has is going to take a-long long time to come out of psychologically.
You obviously misread my post, I said GOOD MORNING AMERICA.........
Ah, yes I did, sorry. Was THAT this morning too?? How many interviews did he DO??
He’ll be back in the tank after a couple of paychecks...
I guess everyone believed he was one of God’s perfect saints? Come on, there had to be some reason he was living in a cardboard box and panhandling on a freeway off ramp. Of course he had a zillion skeletons in his closet. So what? He has a chance to turn it all around and I pray he makes it, but lets don’t pretend we’re shocked that his personal history is a mess.
Not always...and especially in this economy.
You tell me, you seem to know much more about this guy than me. Today was the first time I ever heard of him............
That was my point. You don’t get to where he was without leaving a lot of wreckage along the way. He can’t change that, he can only try to make amends to those people, and make sure he does no more damage in the future.
And I liked him on Saturday Night Live under the name "Tim Meadows".
But taking the name of a famous Red Sox baseball player for his latest gig is over the top.
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