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Fred Willard: Singing in a CATbaret

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Did you know Fred Willard could sing?  Neither did Steve Edwards and he's known Fred for years.  On Good Day L.A., Fred talks to Steve and Maria Sansone about the upcoming benefit "CATbaret" which will indeed feature the dulcet tones of Fred Willard and a lineup of other stars. 

When asked if he's a singer, Fred said, "I do love to sing. Everyone would love to sing. I have difficulty getting the first note."  He also explains why it's so much dangerous to sing on stage than to act.  (Hint:  it has to do with screwing up.)

Fun Facts About Fred Willard:

  • He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.
  • Willard received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall.
  • In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.
  • Willard's film debut was in the 1967 exploitation film Teenage Mother.
  • For his considerable, ongoing dedication to charity works with various non-profits Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Fred and his wife Mary were honored in 2010 with the Golden Star Award.

(Source: Wikipedia)

You can follow Fred on Twitter: @Fred_Willard

CATbaret takes place at the Belasco Theatre in downtown LA on Sunday, August 4 at 7:30pm.

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