Dear great five-star fans and friends -
off, I want to thank you for all the fabulous cards and messages youíve sent
me during this past year. You cannot imagine how much your greetings have
always managed to lift my spirits. At 91, (ouch) itís a blessing to be
For about the last six to eight months Iíve been suffering with lower back
pain. I can only blame it on Captain Crane, who had me tossed around the
Seaview, like a rag doll. Bang - fall this way, bang fall the other way. Now
that I look back, my whole experience with Irwin Allen was a positive one.
At first, I hated everything about those four years with Voyage, but since
after viewing them about 20 years later, I realized how really good they
were. Particularly, the relationships of the characters. Before I even
started to film, I drove to Richard Basehartís home to discuss the problems
we would be faced with. And oh God - did we face them later on! Richard and
I loved acting and the subtleties of acting. The joy of working on Voyage I
can only attribute to my friend, Richard. And of course, all those great
supporting characters. You know who they are. Irwin Allen was a terrific
salesman and managed to get so much on the air. So, dear friends, how can I
complain about anything during those Voyage years. I was an actor. I was
hired. And I look back. And I think. Gosh, David, how LUCKY you were.
Again, my dear friends, have a marvelous holiday season. Hug, a big hug, to
your dear ones and realize how lucky you really are. God bless you all.
David Hedison 11/16/18
And hereís a quick P.S. from me: No acts of kindness no matter how small is
ever wasted. Much love, David