Born: December 11, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 22, 2012 (age 85) in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
A personal message from Mr. Tufeld to our club:
Who could have possibly conceived, when LOST IN SPACE was first televised
on CBS in 1967 that, over thirty years later - on the absolute edge
of a new millennium - the program's enduring and endearing Robot
character would have assumed icon status, that such a mind boggling
concept as the "internet" would have become reality, that
such things as "web sites" could possibly exist, and that
a group of impassioned individuals (some of them not even in existence
at the show's launching over three decades ago) would form a B9
Robot Builder's Club?
conceive it! It all came to pass. It's here. It's here NOW. And
best of all perhaps -- YOU'RE here! And I promise you that the two
people most astonished by all of this are Bob May, who's unsung
gifts brought the Robot to unforgettable existence, and myself.
producer Irwin Allen "exclaimed" (a really euphemistic
word, trust me) "that's the "Alexander Scourby approach
I've been looking for -- my God, what took you so long??!!"
(you all know the story, and I don't think so!) -- I was very fortunate
to become the voice of the Robot: fortunate to work with a wonderful
group of people who are friends to this day, fortunate to have continued
on in the recent motion picture version, and really fortunate to
be remembered by a group of unbelievably kind and loyal fans
from everywhere around the world.
all of them, and to all of YOU -- members, participants and friends
of the B9 Robot Builder's Club -- my sincerest appreciation. Your
work brings honor to all of us.
sensors indicate there are no "bubble-headed boobies"
at this site! (well, maybe just a few, my sensors ARE ageing, you
know) And (no surprise here!) -- You REALLY do compute! (Boy, do
you always build in good health. I thank you always. And I'll never
August 28th, 1999