Obituary for Brenda Blagg

Brenda Joyce Blagg, one of the founding members and performers in the Northwest Gridiron Show, died December 14, 2022, at Fayetteville. She was 75. From the beginning, Blagg served on the steering committee for the shows, wrote scripts and acted in the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron from 1978–1990 and from 2004–2021, continuing to offer guidance and … More Obituary for Brenda Blagg

In Memoriam

We, the present cast and crew of the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, recall with fond hearts the people who shared the Gridiron stage and are no longer with us: Guy Barnes — 1978–1989 shows Brenda Blagg — 1978-2021 shows Hailey Bonnell — 2004–2005 shows Mike Brown — 1979–1981 shows Dick Clohecy — 1978–1979 shows Norma Conner … More In Memoriam

Obituary for Gina King

Gina King, a long-time Gridiron actor and the first to portray a pregnant teenager while pregnant herself, died Oct. 7, 2020. She was 59. King first performed in the Gridiron in the 1980s, and one of the sketches for which she is well remembered, Sixteen Going on Preggers, about teen pregnancy in Arkansas. Several actors … More Obituary for Gina King

Obituary for Sally Wampler

Sally Woodhouse Wampler, who performed in the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show from 1985 to 1989, died August 1, 2018, at Willard Walker Hospice House. She was 84. Sally was born October 18, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Yolande Woodhouse in Long Beach, California. One of her best sketches in the Gridiron Show involved an … More Obituary for Sally Wampler

Obituary for Bill Ingenthron

William “Bill” J. Ingenthron, an actor for the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron in the 1980 and 1981 shows, died February 26, 2017. He was 72. Bill was born in Taney County, Missouri, to Joseph Ingenthron and Frieda Freeland Ingenthron, on August 18, 1934. He and his wife of 55 years, Janeth Fisher Ingenthron, another Ozarks native, … More Obituary for Bill Ingenthron

Obituary for Boyce Davis

Boyce Ray Davis, who was emcee for the 1990 Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, died Jan. 5, 2017, at Fayetteville. He was 78 Davis was a resident of Lincoln, where he practiced law for 40 year and published the Lincoln Leader. He was born May 29, 1938 in Prairie Grove, the son of Oliver Ray and Beulah … More Obituary for Boyce Davis