Sunday, August 25, 2013

Media coverage of the passing of Cozy Morley

Tributes at Cozy's Statue; photo by Ann Devlin
As the Wildwoods celebrate the life of Cozy Morley, tributes and remembrances of the beloved entertainer are beginning to roll in from his contemporaries and fans.

Below is a running summary of the media coverage of Morley's passing, with a few notes...
Press of Atlantic City
* Trudi Gilfillian's story features recollections from North Wildwood mayor Bill Henfey and council president Patrick Rosenello; Henfey notes that a tribute to Morley is being planned for Mummer's Weekend in September.

Cozy Morley dies at 87
Shore News Today

* Includes link to a great piece Jake Shaad Jr. wrote about Morley in 2011

The Jersey Shore loses an entertainment icon
NBC 40

* Includes video from last night's news broadcast

Longtime North Wildwood entertainer Cozy Morley dies
CBS Philly

Wildwood icon Cozy Morley dies at 87
NBC10 Philadelphia

1 comment:

  1. Cozy Morley Tribute: On The Way to Cape May. Cozy Morley was born in Southwest Philly in the 1920s. He went on and became the owner of Club Avalon in North Wildwood, NJ where he entertained the Philly vacationers for 50 years. Cozy was always the main attraction singing, playing instruments, and telling jokes. His big hit song was "On the Way to Cape May." He was also the usher at our church in Philly, Our Lady of Ransom. Last Call Cozy. RIP.