We are saddened by the death of Mildred Stuart Boyd, last surviving Del Rubio Triplet and great niece of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson, on July 21, 2011.
The Del Rubio Triplets were originally discovered by Bob Hope. They appeared on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Married with Chidren, Full House, The Golden Girls, and Night Court. They often performed acoustic guitar renditions of pop-songs such as Devo’s Whip It, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, and Ding Dong The Witch is Dead.
Grammy Award winner, Allee Willis, rediscovered them in 1985, which directly led to their pop fame. The Del Rubio Triplets performed her song, Neutron Dance, which is the very first pop song they performed and the song they performed on television most often.
Milly Boyd supported the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum through her generous donations of Bolling family artifacts original to the Bolling home, birthplace of Edith Bolling Wilson and childhood home of her grandfather, Rolfe E. Bolling, located in Wytheville, Virginia. Mrs. Wilson was First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson.
A memorial fund has been established by co-founders of the Museum, Bill and Farron Smith; fan and friend of Milly’s, Craig Bara; and cousin, Cary Fuller to honor the life of Milly Boyd and the love of the Triplets for their great aunt, Edith Bolling Wilson.
If you would like to continue Milly’s love and support for the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation & Museum, please click the link below to donate to the Milly Boyd Memorial Fund.
Donate to the Milly Boyd Memorial Fund