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Richard and The Girl Next Door

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Richard-Charles Hoh, one of the great inspirations in my life, is featured on Watchfire Music’s Inspirational Song of the Week today. I hope you will take a moment to listen to Richard sing his sweet, sweet version of “The Girl Next Door”: http://watchfiremusic.com/inspirationalsongoftheweek/

Richard happens to be a dear friend. We were neighbors in the same building for years — he lived on the 29th Floor (for 43 years) and I lived on the 38th (for 15 years). Our building was (is) full of NYC performers, and Richard performed both on and off Broadway during the 60 years he lived in New York City! 

Richard just turned 90 this year — a mere youngin’.  He is now happily living at the The Actors Fund Home (also called the Lillian Booth Actors Home).  Vibrantly, he continues to sing concerts there and has returned to his passionate, lifelong pursuit of painting portraits, while participating in a whirlwind of activities at the Home.

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October 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

My Buddy

FA_RH_LookingBackI have an amazing neighbor and friend, Richard-Charles Hoh. We’ve had a long-term “elevator friendship.” It’s the kind of friendship that naturally develops living in New York City, where we depend heavily on elevators to get us to and from home, get us to work, etc.

I shared elevator greetings with Richard for about 10 years with a deep sense of recognition and familiarity. Whenever we were on the same elevator, I always felt so happy to see him and do the usual exchange of hellos. I never knew his name, nor did he know mine, but we were great friends – elevator friends!

Two years ago, Richard came to our studio to record his most recent CD: “Looking Back With Love: My Life In Song.” My husband recognized Richard too and we were all officially introduced. Peter and Richard realized that they had been riding the same elevator together for about 25 years – again, never knowing each other’s name. (more…)

July 10, 2008 at 6:14 am 1 comment


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