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Author:  jeffs
E-mail:  teacherjef@aol.com
Date:  10/12/2007 8:26:07 PM
Subject:  A student om mine on CBS Sunday
Message:  Grant Ouzts was a student of mine and Naas Elementary School (where Karen Runk's grand children attended) through fifth grade. He had an acting portfolio even then, so I took advantage of the situation and used him as a soloist once or twice.

On this, Sunday, October 14, 9pm et/pt, Grant begins portraying the title character on an extended series “Tyler” on CBS’s “Cold Case. The opening episode is called “Devil Music” where “the team re-opens a 1953 murder case of a 19-year-old aspiring rock 'n roll star when new evidence comes to light”.

To bring it all home, Grant and my son Clayton, were best friends through high school. They danced together and sang together (which I have on tape), even dated the same girl (though not at the same time) who dropped both of them (which I don’t have on tape). Thusly, they remain good friends to this day.

Clayton and I both helped Grant out (recording and equipment wise) to create audition tapes and videos. He took these and other works with him to New York and later Hollywood, where even Mel Brooks (whom Grant served in a restaurant) promised to help him get going.

So, I’m excited about the situation and invite my porch friend to tune in. Maybe we could get Grant and Clayton to sing “American Trilogy” in Austin someday; a definite move up in the world.

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 A student om mine on CBS Sunday by jeffs  at 10/12/2007 8:26:07 PM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Texas Granny at 10/12/2007 8:32:15 PM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Karen R  at 10/12/2007 9:28:48 PM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by YHGTBKM at 10/13/2007 7:09:21 PM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Ginny G.  at 10/14/2007 11:05:47 AM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Connie S at 10/15/2007 4:37:49 AM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Texas Granny at 10/15/2007 8:39:36 AM
 Re: A student om mine on CBS Sunday by Lee F. at 10/15/2007 9:05:39 AM