Big Ragoo, The

Moniker of short, muscular Italian-American, Carmine Ragusa (Eddie Mekka) on the sitcom LAVERNE & SHIRLEY/ABC/1976-83. His girlfriend was Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), whom he called “Angel Face.


Carmine was an aspiring singer and dancer, who worked as a singing messenger. His nickname “The Big Ragoo” was stitched on the back of his blue jacket.

See also  –  “Carmine and Shirley Clips” @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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