From 'Sanford & Son' to DeFuniak: Demond Wilson keynotes Chautauqua

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 05:08 PM.

These days, Wilson said he mostly speaks at educational seminars, such as Chautauqua.

He lives in California 's mountains overlooking the Palm Springs desert with his wife of 40 years. They have six grown children — four daughters, two sons and three grandchildren.

Wilson said he has been all over the state of Florida , but never to the Panhandle. He looks forward to seeing if it is as beautiful as it is in pictures. While here, he plans to visit the beach and do some golfing.

Kicking off its theme of "A Journey into the World of Motion Pictures," Wilson will speak at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. A limited number of tickets to his featured keynote presentation are available for $15 and can be purchased by calling the Florida Chautauqua Center at 892-7613, or online at 

One-hundred people can upgrade their ticket to $50 for the opportunity to be invited backstage immediately following his presentation at 10 a.m. to have a picture made with him and receive an autographed copy of his "Second Banana" book.

"If people want to know about me, tell them that I am an affable, congenial man, a decorated veteran who served our country honorably, and a family man married to the same woman for 40 years," he said.


1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves