He wanted to be a singing cowboy on the big screen. He became the cowboy on the little screen throughout Texas in the early 1950s and became a childhood staple for more than two decades. Yet very few knew he was blind for more than a decade! Even after Don came out about his blindness, Don worked hard to minimize who knew. A career that span four decades, Don lived his dream of becoming an entertainer, loved by all. Read how he used simple tricks to get around in strange cities, studios and airports. Learn how he made his fortune and fame. What an actor, to hide his blindness for a decade from even his television employers.
About the Author
Peggy Chong is a long-time researcher and Historical author of many articles on the blind in the United States. She has written for publications that include The Braille Monitor, Dialogue Magazine, Future Reflections, The Minnesota Bulletin and the Iowa History Journal. In her growing series, The Blind Lady Presents, she introduces to sighted and blind alike, the many average blind persons in the United States who had to overcome not-so-average barriers to lead a normal life, support their families and succeed. She recounts all they had to do to become chemists, newspaper editors, plumbers, barbers, piano tuners, boat builders, teachers, lawyers, politicians and so much more.