In Memory

Fred Byler

Fred Byler

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12/20/08 12:42 PM #1    

Tom Bonner


12/25/08 09:09 AM #2    

Steve Merica

Fast Freddy thats how he lived and died he would'nt have it anyother way!Good friend,lots of party's Everyone should remember them!!

02/02/09 07:50 PM #3    

Fran Tucker

The parties at the restaurant were so much fun.

02/09/09 11:56 AM #4    

Neil Dillenbeck

please remember fred as I partied with him a week before his passin "love ya Fred,I'll always remember you"

05/05/09 12:26 PM #5    

Cathy Coon (Mervine)

I'll never forget Fred. REmember let's eat and pinball palace? Diane criffield was seeing freddy back then, my best friend at the time. wow! seems like forever ago!! Cathy Coon Mervine. 5/05/2009

06/13/09 07:43 PM #6    

David Howells

Fred was and remains one of that very rare species, the kind of man who is what he is on the surface, and down to the bone too.

I enjoyed reading up on his later adventures, particularly Fast Freddy and the Playboys.

Good right hook too!

08/16/09 12:00 AM #7    

Wendy Rehm (Comar)

I received this email from Christina Byler to post here:

I am Frederick Byler's youngest daughter. I was just looking at this website and all of these posts about my father, and am really truly interested in finding out more about my father. I don't know very much about him, as many of you will know he died in 1993, which left me at 5 years old. Anything will help. Thank you. My email address is

06/09/14 03:15 AM #8    

Susan Botts (Flowers--Class Of '75)

"Fast Freddy and The Playboys" created by Fred Byler, and billed as "The King of Male Strippers", from Niles, Michigan. The first group of its kind and the pioneers of the traveling Male Dance Troup. Performing and singing to Female Only audiences across the United States throughout the 1980s to sold out crowds numbering in the thousands at a single venue. They traveled nationally as a group for more than a decade. Recording Artist Album Titled "Fast Freddy..For Ladies Only"(1980). The group was known for always arriving by Stretch Limosines wearing thier matching trademark white tailed tuxedos with red bow tie and cumberbunds. They were historically the first male exotic dancers to be seen by millions of Americans on many major television shows including including ABCs 20/20, The Today Show,The Phil Donahue Show, and The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, Etc. They were also featured in numerous national magazine articles including Time, Playboy, and Oahu Magazines. Leading Playboy and Playgirl Model "Scot Free" (Real Name Ken Wise) was named First Male in Striptease History to win the coveted Six Foot Tall World Champion Trophy for "Entertainer of the Year" (1984) at The Ponderosa Sun Club, Roselawn, IN. competing against over 40 female acts for the title. Much unlike the popular group known as Chippendales "Fast Freddy and The Playboys" brought a very classy show to hundreds of hometowns, large and small... rather than forcing ladies to travel to one single nightclub in Los Angeles, CA.

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