And guess who the sponsor was? None other. The show, which ran in the summer of ‘55, was a sitcom that incorporated actual advice for the hobbyist. It did not return after the summer run; few summer shows do. But Cliff went on to other things; he eventually became indistinguishable from one of his characters, a sweet-tempered rustic named Charlie Weaver. I grew up watching him on Hollywood Squares, and was surprised to learn that Charlie Weaver wasn’t his real name.

Mr. Arquette’s most lasting contribution has been through his famous grandchildren Patricia, Rosanne and David Arquette, as well as Zeppo and Gummo Arquette.