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Edd Byrnes

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The Resume

    (July 30, 1932-January 8, 2020)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Edward Byrne Breitenberger
    Portrayed Gerald Lloyd 'Kookie' Kookson III on '77 Sunset Strip' (1958-63)
    Appeared in the films 'Reform School Girl' (1957), 'Up Periscope' (1959), 'Stardust' (1974), 'Grease' (1978) and 'Troop Beverly Hills' (1989)
    Recorded the song 'Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb' with Connie Stevens
    Wrote the autobiography 'Kookie No More' (1996)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a male hustler in his late teens.
    He lost the lead in 'PT 109' because JFK did not want to be portrayed by 'Kookie.'
    He threatened to sue Ed Burns if Burns did not change his name.
    During a car show in Texas, he yelled obscenities at a small girl and her father for videotaping him.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He made such an impression in '77 Sunset Strip' that he was brought back as a regular, with star Efram Zimbalist, Jr., explaining at the start of the 2nd episode, 'This week, we'll just forget that in the pilot he went off to prison to be executed.'
    At his peak, he received 15,000 fan letters a week.
    He appeared in an episode of Married... with Children with Anthrax, who sang a cover of 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.'

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 37 Votes: 72.97% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 33 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying