In Memory

Donald F. Fred Corlett

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01/19/21 08:00 PM #1    

Barbara Perkins (Perkins)


01/20/21 07:17 PM #2    

Thomas L. (Tom) Amerson

What a shock to hear of the passing of Fred and Diane! Fred was such a good friend to have at Broughton. He and the rest of the Broughton Little Theatre group welcomed folks to join them in the magic they produced on the Broughton stage. Their camaraderie put a whole new spin on the high school experience and certainly made my senior year special as we worked on Carousel. Many of us continued to enjoy summer theatre activities in Raleigh when on college break. Fred was such a positive person and so committed to the dramatic arts. Perhaps some might also remember his exceptional gymnastic skills (e.g., hand springs down the sideline after a Broughton football win, walking on his hands, and the like). I certainly treasure the friendship we had and the memories of his good-hearted nature.

01/21/21 12:20 PM #3    

Linda A. Rhyne

I remember Fred being in so many Broughton Little Theater productions, especially Annie Get your Gun! So very sorry for the family's loss.

01/22/21 05:56 PM #4    

David R. Rowland




 What I remember about Fred was he bounced (went on his tip toes) when he walked. It was almost as he was happy to be going to his next destination. 


I'm sorry we've lost another classmate. Rest assured his contributions in sports, student government and, most especially, the arts will always be part of this great Needham Broughton Class of 1967.



01/23/21 02:42 PM #5    

Patsy Walton (Collins)

I wish I could remember more specifics about Fred, but what I do remember was what a lovely person he was in general.  We did several shows together, and he was always deightful, talented and an all-round good guy.  He will be well missed.

01/24/21 09:38 AM #6    

Sarah G. Hyatt (Goetze)

I remember the production of Annie Get Your Gun. There was a small fire that broke off to the side of the stage, and the stage began to fill with smoke.  The play stopped.  As soon as it was certain the fire was out and that no one was in danger, one of the cast members shouted out, "Let's get on with this shooting match before the fog gets any thicker."  That broke the tension in the audience as everyone had a good laugh. I don't remember if it was Fred with the perfect ad lib, but it sounds like something he would have done. What a gift he had, and so willing to share his joy with everyone!  

10/06/22 04:24 PM #7    

Keith Valentine

Fred was a consumate and committed theater stage presence. We were in Carousel and Annie Get Your Gun productions together. Not just anyone can do justice to Chief Sitting Bull . He was missed at this year's reunion. Condolences to loved ones.

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