In Sunday’s column about Jeanine Pirro and her prospects of a career in television, I wrote at length about former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s brief stint on the boob tube.
In the column I noted that Koch looks a lot like Frank Perdue, the late-great chicken magnate who starred in his own commercials. Here’s what I wrote:
“Bitingly sarcastic and combative, Koch was like Frank Perdue on steroids. His ability to nag miscreants made him a natural to preside as judge for “The People’s Court,” the daytime reality show that taps drama from a bottomless pit of small-claims litigants.”
Well, lo and behold. Who did I hear from? None other than Mitzi Perdue, Frank’s widow, who set me straight. She wrote:
“I loved the article, except you did get one part backwards. Ed Koch on steroids would have been Frank Perdue. Ed was a little bland compared to Frank. Other than that SERIOUS MISTAKE, I loved every word of the article!
“(Mrs. Frank Perdue)”
This goes to show one thing: You never know who may be reading out there.