Tuesday, July 29, 2008

THE GUTIS: Ringling Press Photo, undated

One of the greatest slaptick knockabout comedy acts in history, The Gutis.


Mike Naughton said...

One of the funniest acts in show business and very nice people, I worked with them often.

Mickey, the blond partner, was not Mickey at all, it was is nickname as he played Mickey Mouse in the RBBB spec a Disney salute, or something like that.

Heidi Guti, the daughter, married Jim Grogan the helicopter pilot who had a helicopter and trapeze act for big spectaculars. I believe the trapezist was Jim Merrifield.

Mike Naughton said...

So sorry, it was Dave Merrifield -- my apology. I never met Dave but I did meet Heidi and Jim, briefly. She was already married and out of the Gutis act at the time.

However, I did see their fantastic helicopter/trapeze feature; amazing and a huge hit with the crowd.

24-HOUR-MAN said...

Dave Merrifield!!!!, & one of those people that made being in this business worth it!!!!