Thank you to all who supported the 31st annual Community Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.
The banquet took place November 14 at Century Center, with almost 600 in attendance. The 2017 inductees are Bishop Donald Alford Sr., Greg & Mary Downes, Billy “Stix” Nicks, William Przybysz, Mikki Dobski Shidler and Horatio Chapin (historic Inductee). Other honors were presented to Dennis Andres, Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Holladay Properties and Christmas Commandos.
Planning will begin in early 2018 for next year’s banquet. If you would like to nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, send two letters of recommendation to the South Bend Alumni Association, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601.
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SBAA Focus on Alums: Charles Butterworth
Charles Butterworth was an American actor who specialized in comedy roles and often musicals. He was born in South Bend in 1896 and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a law degree. He was generally a supporting actor but had top roles in We Went to College, Baby Face Herrington and The Sultan’s Daughter. However, he is most well-known for his role in the musical This is the Army as Private Eddie Dibble. He is credited with the famous line, “Why don’t you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini?” from Every Day’s a Holiday. His distinct voice was the inspiration for the Cap’n Crunch commercials and his voice was imitated by voice actor Daws Butler. Charles was tragically killed in a car accident on June 13, 1946 when he lost control of his car in Los Angeles. Butterworth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7030 Hollywood Blvd for his impact on the film industry.
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