Goldie Hawn Pays an Emotional Tribute to Artie Johnson after His Recent Death
Goldie Hawn remembered her former co-star in “Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,” Arte Johnson who passed away last week, as she wished him blessings on Twitter.
Goldie Hawn and Arte Johnson were original cast members of the ‘60s NBC sketch-comedy, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” and after his recent death, his beloved co-star took to Twitter to send him blessings on his way to heaven.
“Bless you Artie on your way to heaven. I love you,” Hawn wrote.
HAWN AND JOHNSON
The show launched the careers of both Johnson and Hawn, who would exchange one-liners. “Laugh-In” creator, George Schlatter, discovered Johnson while he was working as a salesman, says The Hollywood Reporter.
A PASSING - Comedian Arte Johnson has passed away at the age of 90. He was best known for his work on the ground-breaking comedy series, “Laugh-In,” which aired from 1968-1973. May he Rest In Peace (AP Photo). pic.twitter.com/UGDq3IlBMN— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) July 3, 2019
After working on the successful comedy hit show, Johnson and Hawn developed a close friendship, which they brought with them even after the show’s airing. The late “Laugh-In” star’s portrayal on the show won him an Emmy and two nominations.
Johnson’s most famous characters were Wolfgang -- a “very interesting” German soldier who thought World War II was still happening, and Piotr Rosmeko, a European man with Russian comedic spiels.
He also appeared in “Sally,” “Hennesey,” Twilight Zone,” “Bewitched,” “Lost In Space,” “The Partidge Family,” and “The Donna Reed Show.” With over 60 comic characters created, Johnson leaves man fans with good memories.
THE ACTOR’S RECENT DEMISE
The actor from Hollywood’s Golden Era died on July 2 after battling bladder and prostate cancer for years. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because of heart failure.
Bless you Artie on your way to heaven. I love you https://t.co/sJ8oSTJiqX— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) July 7, 2019
He is survived by his wife, Gisela, whom he has been with for 51 years in Southern California, a place he called home after retiring from the big screen in 1998. However, in 2005, he made an appearance in the TV series “Justice League Unlimited” where he played Virman Vundabar.