‘70s star Toni Tennille reflects on her final moments with Daryl Dragon, coping with fame: ‘It was difficult’
“The End,” the final episode of the “Daryl and Toni” (Oct. 8, 7PM ET) HBO two-hander, will be a fitting tribute to the show’s longtime stars and the remarkable life and career that followed.
Toni Tennille, the late actor’s widow, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter in a lengthy conversation about the two-hour finale, as well as the “Daryl” era of the late star’s life.
A series veteran of four decades, the star’s career spanned television, film and voice acting roles, including starring roles on “Bewitched,” “Batman,” “The Munsters,” “Fantasy Island,” “Little House on the Prairie” and the “Little House on the Prairie” spinoff “Prairie Home Companion” — a series that, Tennille told THR, came to be known for the “hilarious” antics of star and longtime friend Tress MacNeille.
“We always have fun on ‘Prairie Home Companion,’” she said. “Tress is a very outgoing person and an amazing host. She does amazing things with the guests, and we love doing the show together.”
At one point, Tennille acknowledged the role the late actor played in the career of the show, with “no less than his participation in ‘Bewitched’ creating the basis for my own show in which he also played.”
“We did ‘Bewitched’ when Toni was just married to ‘Daryl,’” she said.