John & Tammy Calvert Stranded

Message from Bev Bergeron

I just received a phone call from Carlos Haupert, the wife of my former drummer at the Diamond Horseshoe. She told me to check the newspaper about my friend John Calvert. This is what was reported on page A6 in the Orlando Sentinel:

An elderly couple were stranded on the Banana River after their 67-foot yacht broke its mooring near Port Canaveral. Gale-force winds and flooded boar ramps hampered efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue the pair, who were still aboard the vessel Monday night, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Ben Fleming.

The couple, John Calvert, 94, and Tammy Calvert, 62, of Merritt Island, were wearing lifejackets and talking regularly with rescuers.

For those who would like to know more about John Calvert go to the movie data base on the Internet:

I’ve known John for over 50 years and can tell you this is a real character. He will not like being called “elderly.” At 94 he still drives a 33-foot Bus (RV) and can fly an airplane besides his 67-foot yacht. He has just return from driving the “Bus” to Los Angles where he performed twice a night for a week and then flew to London to appear on TV and work a stage show.

His adventures in the Far East would fill several books if they were allowed to be published. There has been one book written on his life adventures, but only covers the routes that he had traveled – not the side trips. In the late 1930s, his girl friend was the late newspaper/radio columnist, Hedda Hopper. We will be appearing on a show together in November.

See you down the road, Bev - b
Bev Bergeron

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