Guest host of NYC's Emmy Award-winning entertainment local cable-TV show
3 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
3 Interviews |
1 Article |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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[on writing for Johnny Carson
] I was a starving actor. And I wanted to be a comic, I thought vaguely. But most of all, I wanted to be on a talk show--as a guest--and even if I'd done it only once, I could go back to Nebraska and say, "I made it", just like Johnny, who left Nebraska 12 years before me . . . There were sides of Johnny that I didn't know. But I know he was one of the unhappiest men ...
The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Godson
(1959) was his first appearance on TV. During an recent interview he recalled how during a break in the shooting, he approached Phil Silvers
and said, "I know there's no way you'd remember, but I saw you in ['the Broadway show] 'Top Banana' and went backstage and you gave me an autographed picture." And without a moment's hesitation Silvers replied "What's ...
Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice