Ever Watched “Too Close For Comfort”?

Naturally, most of the stories here are about famous recording artists. However, there’s one story about one of the non-famous employees who went on to become famous after leaving the ranch. I thought that would be fun to tell, too.

One of the girls who worked at Caribou was a beautiful young lady named Lydia Korniloff.  Lydia Cornell

One of her jobs was to meet the artists at the airport in Denver and drive them up to the ranch.  She would help them get situated and show them around. I guess you could say she was the “concierge”.

She was always pleasant to talk to, and if she wasn’t taking pictures as the official Ranch Photographer, she was usually smiling and laughing and taking care of business.

Why am I telling you about Lydia?

Because when she quit her job at the ranch, and we asked her, “What are you going to do?” She said, “I’m going to Los Angeles to be an actress.” And we said, “Oh. Great. Good luck”. Little did we know!

Well, it wasn’t long after that, that I got a call from Al, and he said, “Turn on the TV. Lydia is the star of a new show called “Too Close For Comfort”. There she was, in “living color”!

Yes, Lydia Korniloff we all worked with at Caribou, had become the famous Lydia Cornell. She’s gone on to have a very successful acting career, written a book, does stand-up comedy, and hosts a talk show.

You can learn a lot more about her here:  Lydia Cornell

Comments

  1. Great article about Lydia, was tickled to learn that she worked at Caribou and that she knew Jim Guercio. About 14 years ago, I worked with a guy who was good friends with Jim. He spoke very highly of him, they had met and became good friends while touring with Gene Pitney years ago.

  2. Great article. It filled in some blanks for me since I also knew her as Lydia Korniloff. Lived in Boulder and loved Netherland but was never at Caribou.

  3. I miss Caribou! One of the most beautiful places on earth. The cabins Ouray and Running Bear, the Lodge. Just spoke to Rory Kaplan and he was there last week visiting John Carsello. I may be stopping by this summer with my 17-year old son to look at colleges.

    Love and miss everyone at Caribou, past and present ghosts.

    Those were the greatest, funniest memories. Yes, and I miss Dan Fogelberg…

    Luv xo
    Lydia

  4. I miss Caribou! What a beautiful place. Just spoke to Rory Kaplan and he was there last week visiting John Carsello. I may be stopping by this summer with my 17-year old son to look at colleges.

    Love and miss everyone at Caribou, past and present ghosts.

    Those were the greatest, funniest memories. Yes, and I miss Dan Fogelberg…

    Luv xo
    Lydia

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