Among the many things I enjoy doing is reading the credits following TV shows and movies. However, they seem to zoom through them, not giving those people enough credit or space.
Don’t they realize there are proud parents out there clamoring to see their prodigy’s name? From time to time I may see a name that piques my interest.
When the former TV show “Desperate Housewives” was on, I enjoyed seeing the name each week of Bob Daily, an executive producer of the show. Bob grew up in Riverside and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School.
He earned many distinctions in his profession and also was named an Alumni Achievement winner at his alma mater. There’s a plaque honoring him hanging at the school alongside other distinguished alumni. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he came home to receive the award.
Now another name has crept up in the credits for me — Carla Fillisha. I spotted the name, credited as a writer for the TV show “Mike and Molly” and began to wonder if it is the same Carla Fillisha that grew up in Riverside.
If it is the same person, she would have lived on Addison Road in Riverside and graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School sometime in the 1980s and would have had a younger sister named Michelle. It is very possible, because that Carla Fillisha after graduation went on to be a comedian, appearing locally at such comedy clubs as Zanies.
My search for Carla Fillisha formerly of Riverside is going rather slowly, so I am looking to you readers of the Landmark to see if you can aid in my search. You may have been a neighbor, a classmate or even a relative.
Hopefully she is one and the same person, which tells me her career has gone very well and good for her. Please contact me if you have any info and I will pursue it from there. It will satisfy my curiosity — and give me another subject for a column.
So because I believe in giving credit where credit is due, I will continue to try and catch the names which flash by as part of the credits. Maybe I will see another name that will seem familiar. Another search, another column.