Yes, it’s true: the late Andrew Breitbart was the son-in-law of TV game show hero Orson Bean.
Andrew Breitbart, a conservative firebrand, collapsed on a sidewalk near his Westwood home last night:
“He was walking near the house somewhere…. He was taken by paramedics to UCLA and they couldn’t revive him,” said his father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, who spoke with his daughter, Susannah Bean Breitbart, about what happened.“We’re devastated. I loved him like a son,” Bean said. “It looks like a heart attack, but no one knows until” an autopsy is done.
Ironically, Orson Bean was blacklisted as a dangerous liberal during the Joseph McCarthy era of the 1950s. Bean says he went to two Communist Party meetings hoping to meet a pretty girl. Not that much has changed:
“Now Andrew, who is this good conservative, recently took me to a meeting of the Young Republicans of UCLA. I couldn’t help but think that they were going to these meetings for the same reason why I went to the communist meetings.”