NORM GRABOWSKI NOT ONLY CREATED the Iconic "Kookie" T-Bucket, but, shortly after that, had a career as a TV & Movie actor...a fact that many have forgotten.
Norm and I got together a few years ago at both Darryl Starbird's Tulsa Rod & Custom Show (see pic on the left) and, the KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, spent some quality time together, and did a great Interview covering most facets of his remarkable career.
Norm's story-telling abilities are fantastic, and this story proves that by shedding light on just how he broke into the Movies & TV !
***SPECIAL NOTICE: OUR FRIEND, NORM GRABOWSKI, PASSED AWAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012***
Norm was always one of the best, and longest-running, Pioneers & Legends in the R&C Industry. His love of cars, Crusin', and, life itself, was passed on to all who knew him.
An off-the-wall sense of humor that could keep you laughing all night long, and, a truly kind, generous, and, talented Pro...in every sense of the word. JK
AS AN ACTOR, Norm appeared in some very famous films & TV shows...with some very famous stars ! Here are just a few:
"High School Confidential"; "Roustabout"; "Girl Happy"; "The Towering Inferno"; "Hooper"; "Cannon Ball Run"
"Route 66"; "The Beverly Hillbillies"; "The Munsters"; "Batman"; "The Monkees"; "The Mod Squad"; "Fantasy Island"
Above: The "Wire Service" TV Show...Norm's introduction to getting his career in TV & Movies underway !
Above: "Darby's Rangers" the picture that changed Norm from being an "extra" on the set into getting some speaking roles in films !
(NOTE: "Wire Service" photo courtesy of Nostalgia Merchant; "Darby's Rangers" poster courtesy of Warner Bros; "Kookie Kar" photo courtesy of its original owner/copyright holder)