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Once Upon a Time

Buster Keaton in the Twilight Zone episode, Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time – Twilight Zone episode starring Buster Keaton In a very funny episode of The Twilight Zone, Buster Keaton stars as Woodrow Mulligan, a grumpy janitor living in the year 1890 – as Rod Serling says in the introduction to the episode: Mr. Mulligan, a rather...
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Sid Caesar biography

Sid Caesar quotes
Biography of Sid Caesar (September 8, 1922 – ) Sid Caesar was born on September 8, 1922, in Yonkers, New York, U.S.A. to a family of Jewish immigrants.  Growing up, young Sid spent time at his father’s lunch counter, where immigrant workers came to eat.  Observing them, Sid...
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Imogene Coca biography

Imogene Coca
Imogene Coca (November 18, 1908 – June 2, 2001) was an American comic actress. She was born Imogene Fernandez de Coca in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of José Fernandez de Coca, a conductor, and his wife Sadie Brady, a dancer and magician’s assistant. She had Spanish and Irish ancestry....
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Harvey Korman biography

Photograph of a young Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman (February 15, 1927 -€“ May 29, 2008) Harvey Korman, famous TV clown, was born Harvey Herschel Kormen in Chicago, Illinois. He gained much of his initial experience at Chicago’s well-known Goodman Theatre, working as a door-to-door aluminum siding salesman while trying to break into the ‘big...
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Dusty’s Trail

Dusty's Trail, starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker
Dusty’s Trail – starring Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker DVD review of Dusty’s Trail – starring Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker – an attempt to re-create Gilligan’s Island, set in the American Old West
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Charlie Cairoli

Charlie Cairoli, British clown
Charlie Cairoli (1915-1980) Charlie Cairoli (February 15, 1910 in Milan – February 17, 1980 in Blackpool) was a famous British clown, impressionist and musician. Born to a travelling circus family of French origin, he began his performing career at the age of seven, and, after visiting the Blackpool...
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Irvin Romig

Irv Romig
Irvin ‘Ricky’ Romig (1920-2010) Irvin ‘Ricky’ Romig was born into show business and was working in the family’s acts by the age of four. An acrobatic clown skilled in comedy falls; Irv appeared with many circuses throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s, including the Walter l. Main Circus, Kelly...
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Tim Conway quotes

Tim Conway
Quotes from Tim Conway As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is...
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The Night of the Meek – Art Carney – Twilight Zone

Art Carney as drunkenSanta Claus in the Twilight Zone episode, Night of the Meek
I’ve been a long-time fan of the original  Twilight Zone  series – this episode is an excellent example of why.   Something that Rod Serling tended to do multiple times throughout the series was to take a comedian/clown, and puts him in a unusual, dramatic role, to great result....
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Jackie Gleason biography

Jackie Gleason kissed by Audrey Meadows
Jackie Gleason biography Herbert John “Jackie” Gleason (b. February 26, 1916, Brooklyn, New York; d. June 24, 1987, Inverrary, Florida), an American comedian and actor, was one of the most popular and respected stars of television’s coming-of-age years. Though Jackie Gleason earned tandem respect for his periodic dramatic...
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