(1947.12.29- ) Actor.
Lived outside Flagstaff
|After Ted's father, Ned Danson, was
director of the Museum of Northern Arizona in the 1959, the family
lived in the McMillan homestead, directly across highway 180 from
the museum. Thomas F. McMillan built the square log house in
1886, later covering it with siding. Museum founders, Dr. and
Mrs. Colton, purchased the property in 1927. 11-02
Best know for his role as bar owner Sam Malone in the long
running television series Cheers (1982-1993), Ted Danson grew up
around Flagstaff where his father, an archeologist and anthropologist, was
a director of the Museum of Northern Arizona.
On Saturday, November 8,
2003, Ted returned to the Museum of Northern Arizona to tend bar.
No, he wasn't down on his luck. He was taking a break from his
series Becker (1998- ) to help celebrate the
museum's 75th anniversary.
Ted was the central attraction of the event. From
behind the bar just like his character Sam Malone from Cheers, Ted
was serving drinks and regaling patrons with stories. This time, the
stories included growing up on the grounds of the museum. He also
brought a reel of Cheers bloopers.
|The Museum of Northern Arizona was
founded in 1928 by a Philadelphia zoologist, Dr. Harold S. Colton,
and his artist wife, Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton. The private,
nonprofit museum's limited objective is the preservation of the
history and culture of Native American on the Colorado Plateau.
More information about the museum is available from their site, www.musnaz.org.