Cult favorite Elvira is ending her long-running Halloween show at Knott’s Berry Farm — a frightening blow to fans of the “Mistress of the Night.”
Peterson, who has played Elvira for decades and once told her mom she wanted to be the “Queen of Halloween,” says she wants to finish her autobiography and “work on a long-rumored animated series,” the paper said.
“I would love to be back on TV with a regular show.” sh said. “We’ll see how it goes. And maybe in between there, have a life.”
Peterson recalled how her career “meandered all over the place and I finally settled on comedic acting. Of course, I had to do many, many jobs in between to survive, as all actors do.”
In 1979, she joined The Groundings, the L.A.-based comedy improv theater.
“That’s where she was when she got the call that changed everything,” the paper said. “A local TV station needed a comedic host for a late night B-horror movie showcase. Was she interested?”
— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) October 27, 2017
Peterson said: “When I got the call, and then I got the job, I wasn’t that excited. It was for local TV and wasn’t paying very much at all — $300 a week before taxes.
“It wasn’t something to really survive on, but I was happy to have any job. I wouldn’t have dreamed in a million years that it would have taken off and turned into a career and I’d be doing it 36 years later.”
Her last Elvira appearance at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is Tuesday night — Halloween.
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