Memory of Fred Travalena
6, 1942 - June 28, 2009
Smith - Thank you...
I watched Fred in the 70\'s and loved how he entertained
folks. I was in my teens and had a major crush on him. Fred,
wherever you are, you will be missed indeed. Rest in peace...
Weismann - An inspiring person
Dear Folks: I was so sorry to hear of Fred\'s passing. I
watched him a great deal as a child, and was inspired to
follow in his footsteps -- later became a comic and writer
because of it. My condolences to his family and prayers
for Fred -- you mad me laugh! God bless you.
Coleman - thank you for the lol\'s
rest in peace
- Fred was great
I will miss Fred I loved his impersonations.
Bolanos - A legend....
Thanks for all the great memories and laughs. You were one
of a kind, Fred, and a class act. My condolences to your
family... JB New York City
Giaccone - Parked his car at Emmy\'
In 1995 when I was a valet attendant. He was really friendly
and appreciated that I was a fan. God\'s Speed Fred! Thanks
for the great entertainment!
Heart - A wonderful, talented man
I so appreciated Freds gift, and his ability to be genuinely
entertaining without resorting to vulgarity. He was always
a breath of fresh air... when I wasnt suffocating from laughter,
that is! Everyone in show business has something to learn
from Fred Travalenas example. He will be very much missed!
- The laughter lives on
Fred will be truly missed. But thank God for video and this
website. My kids did not know who Fred was but I was able
to play the videos for the kids and relive some great memories.
The angles are laughing their wings off right about now!
Jacobs - A
Show- Biz Trouper
I always liked Fred- He was friendly to folks hed meet and
a humble decent man. Most importantly he was as I understand
a born again Christian, and by all accounts lived like one.
Home to Glory for Fred- Farewell, you will be missed in
this world of woe.
Ro and Mike - Fred The Legend!!! You Will Be Missed!!!
These three Jersey Boys will miss you. We grew up watching
you! We grew up laughing! Well grow old missing you!
Morro- "Blanche, the Singing Bartender" - A
True Talented Professional, and \"Friend\"
As a youth, I watched Fred in awe, and hoped I could emulate
& give forth my abilities and talent with as much passion
& professionalism as he did in every performance. Later
in life as an adult, I was blessed & privileged to be able
to perform with him, and to befriend a wonderful man (and
his wife Lois!) in the process. I cant tell you how much
that chance encounter has helped me in my professional entertainment
life. Fred and his wonderful wife Lois, helped me to keep
believing, and pursuing, despite all of the ups and downs
that might befall me. I was so sad to find out today that
Fred had passed away. He took a piece of my heart with him,
but believe me, a piece of him will always be with me. I
have pictures and memories of him that are PRICELESS, and
I thank God for having met him, and for having the opportunity
to witness the wonderful miracle of ever having him in my
life. RIP Fred, you will not be forgotten....Blanche in
Ellen Guerin - One
My thoughts and prayers go out to Freds family as you mourn
his death and rejoice his life. I just listened to \"One
Little Hand\"...it is a peacful and lovely song that I will
share with my niece, Holly who is due next month with her
first child. Holly and Fred Jr. attended a school together
years ago in Van Nuys. I am so sorry for your loss.
Bright - R.I.P.
(All too soon)
Worked with Fred on many TV shows on which he guested...Good
person, talented and great to work with.....again, Rest
Robbins - A
Share your Memories Fred Travelena was one of the best.
Not only talent wise but as a human being. He will be missed.
does it have to end
I think your talent was a gift that you worked very hard
on and it showed I can recall watching you perform many
nights on many shows you were a standout a guy who brought
and I am so sorry for your family and friends,you gave 1000%
what more can anyone ask and Ihope you loved your life and
work and that life was good for you god bless rest in peace
You were great not good
Passaro - A
I was working as the morning show for WLIR and Fred was
coming to promote his show at Westbury Music Fair. Fred
Came in at 7am and did three of best hours of radio I have
every heard!!! This after just flying in from the west coast
and have a show that night. This man was a true professional.
Heaven just got a whole lot funnier
Make them laugh where ever you are now...
Thank you for the laughter and entertainment you gave to
me. You will be missed by many.
CURLEY - VERY
I USED TO BE NEWS DIRECTOR AND MORNING CO-HOST ON CBS RADIOS
SMOOTH JAZZ WSJT 94.1 IN TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG AND REMEMBER
FONDLY HAVING FRED ON THE SHOW SEVERAL TIMES...HE WAS REALLY
A TALENTED AND GREAT GUY!!! IM SO SORRY FOR WHAT IS A BIG
LOSE TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY...HELL BE REALLY MISSED.
Stone - Honored
to have worked with you.
On behalf of Miss Deela Reese and myself, we are all deeply
sadend for the loss of our friend Fred Travalena. Our thoughts,
prayers and respects go out Lois and the family. God bless
for entertaining me!.
just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Freds work & how sad
I was to hear of his passing, especially at such a young
age! He was a very talented man who brought the gift of
laughter & joy to so many people!
As a child growing up with Fred on TV. He was funny without
being dirty. If youre gifted like Fred, you dont need filth
to promote you. He has Class #1 all the way. He will be
missed. Thanks for the laughs!
for the memories
I remember Freds T.V.appearances when T.V. was entertaining
and fun. He was so talented and seemed like such a nice
guy, and my whole family would gather around the set when
he was on. He will be missed, my condolences to his family,
you are in my prayers
from long Island N. Y.
I was at the airport coming home from a trip and I noticed
Mr. Travalena. I went over to him and told him how much
I admired his work. He was so gracious and kind. I have
a picture of the two of us and will always remember him.
He will be missed. Janice
- A talented and funny man who will be missed
Freds impressions were way, way up there in the tradition
of Frank Gorshin and Rich Little. I caught Fred as often
as possible on TV as a kid - he always made me laugh. Thanks,
Fred, for sharing your humor and talents with the rest of