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The Roy Faires Collection, no. 12 - Interview with Robert Wuhl (1988)

Austin History Center

Sound | 1988

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  •  Roy Faires asks about the Flashdance scene featuring Robert Wuhl left of the cutting room floor 
  •  Wuhl the triple threat 
  •  Drama student at the University of Houston 
  •  Faire questions Wuhl about the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America 
  •  Wuhl’s sports background 
  •  Pitching coach impression 
  •  Faires asks Wuhl about his ideal career 
  •  Wuhl’s participation in the Lone Star Classic Golf Tournament held in Austin 
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In this unedited interview for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires sits down with actor Robert Wuhl to talk about his latest film, Bull Durham (1988). The film, starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, was partly shot in Arlington, including scenes at Six Flags Over Texas. Wuhl discusses his time as a student at the University of Houston and his subsequent experiences in the film industry as an actor, writer, and director. Faires also asks Wuhl about his participation in the Lone Star Classic Golf Tournament held in Austin. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.
The Lone Star Classic Golf Tournament is an annual event meant to raise funds and awareness for spinal paralysis research. Doug English, former All-American defensive tackle at the University of Texas and an All-Pro football player for the Detroit Lions, started the event in 1979. In 2000, English also established the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, which now sponsors the event. English developed an interest in paralysis research in 1974 after Kent Waldrep, a friend and former running back for Texas Christian University, suffered a career-ending spinal injury. Held in Austin in April, festivities for the Lone Star Classic include a party, the golf tournament at the Onion Creek Club, and a comedy show and awards banquet. Comedian Bill Engvall and his wife Gail have hosted the event for the past several years. Other notable appearances include musicians Neal McCoy and Johnny Lee.