Donnie Burks

Tonight I have to share the sad news that original Broadway cast member Donnie Burks has passed away.

He was a lovely, talented man, with a great sense of humor, who will be deeply missed by many.




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2 Responses to “Donnie Burks”

  1. Michael Butler said:

    What a lovely friend we have all lost.

  2. Mike Blaxill said:

    So Sad. Donnie was the greatest!

    I only got to know him in the past few years .. he’d always show up at Natalie’s parties with an acoustic guitar and he’d play and sing the old Nat King Cole song, “Tis’ Autumn” …

    Here’s the lyrics…

    Old Father time checked, so there’d be no doubt;
    Called on the North wind to come on out,
    Then cupped his hands so proudly to shout,
    “La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, ’tis autumn!”

    Trees say they’re tired, they’ve born too much fruit;
    Charmed on the wayside, there’s no dispute.
    Now shedding leaves, they don’t give a hoot –
    La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, ’tis autumn!

    Then the birds got together to chirp about the weather
    After makin’ their decision, in birdie-like precision,
    Turned about, and made a beeline to the south.

    My holding you close really is no crime –
    Ask the birds and the trees and old Father Time.
    It’s just to help the mercury climb.
    La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, ’tis autumn.

    When i think of Donnie, I’ll think of him singing that song … oh! that and Colored Spade of course!!

    We’ll miss you my friend. Love and Light.

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