Wallace Kachadoorian was a native of Waltham, Massachusetts. His stage name was Wallace Dorian.
Regardless of the formalities, legalities or context, he will forever remain Bruzzy to those that knew him best.
Bruzzy was Laura's cousin and their families were very close when they were growing up. Laura's earliest and strongest memory of Bruzzy was his desire to become an actor. He accomplished his dream and was finally enjoying success and recognition when he left us - far too soon. Bruzzy seemed like a bit of a rebel, with a keen wit and sense of humor. He was very much like his mother, Rose. Their families enjoyed many holidays and vacations together - filled with fun and laughter. That is what will be most remembered.
The picture on the
left is Bruzzy playing catch with Laura's father in the backyard of the home the
two families shared for several years after WWII.
Here is the family
celebrating Laura's 1st birthday.