Kenneth Johnson‘s Today’s Memory
Ray Sharkey’s birthday
Originally shared by Kenneth Johnson
Memoriam Spotlight: Ray Sharkey portrayed mainly secondary characters in several movies and television series before his electrifying starring role in „The Idolmaker” (1980 and Taylor Hackford’s directing debut) which won him a Golden Globe. Sharkey was amazing as „Sonny Steelgrave” with Ken Wahl on the first season of „Wiseguy”. Sadly a cocaine and heroin addiction derailed a marvelous career and AIDS contracted from sharing heroin needles led to an untimely death.