Saturday, August 24, 2013
Despite the endless list of "big name" acts who played here during the island's heyday, it was Morley, the self-described "South Philly neighborhood kid," who became synonymous with entertainment in the Wildwoods.
His nightly performances at the infamous Club Avalon, which he owned, are the stuff of legend. There, he kept generations of residents and vacationers howling with delight, year after year, with his vaudevillian variety shows.
Morley could do it all - he could sign, played a number of musical instruments, and always delighted with his observational stand-up act.
A bronze statue depicting his likeness stands outside of Westy's Irish Pub, the former site of the Avalon. It will surely be adorned with tributes to this great man, entertainer, and humanitarian, in the days and weeks to come.
The staff of Wildwood 365 would like to offer our deepest condolences to Morley's family and closest friends, as well as his many fans.
Thank you for so many years of laughs and smiles, Mr. Wildwood.
This "Wacky World" will miss you dearly.
(Note: Funeral arrangements have not been made public at this time. If they are announced, we will pass the info along.)
Posted by Al Alven at 1:01 PM