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The Great Clowns of American Television

Adir, Karin

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ISBN 10: 0786413034 / ISBN 13: 9780786413034
Published by McFarland, Jefferson NC, 2002
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Great Clowns of American Television

Publisher: McFarland, Jefferson NC

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

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Synopsis:

There are generations that have never seen Sid Caesar become an automobile tire or Red Skelton stick his thumbs in his armpits and intone, "Two theagulls...," never journeyed with Ernie Kovacs to a surrealistic world of his warped imagination. Here seventeen comic talents are profiled (with photographs): their early years, marriages and personal challenges, anecdotes about them, the characters they created, their styles, and often representative dialogue or sketch descriptions. There is a listing of all television shows in which each comic starred (giving length, network, air dates). The comics include Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Tim Conway, Jackie Gleason, Danny Kaye, Ernie Kovacs, Olsen and Johnson, Martha Raye, Soupy Sales, Red Skelton, Dick Van Dyke, Flip Wilson, Jonathan Winters, and Ed Wynn.

About the Author:

Karin Adir is a native New Yorker who spent twelve years as a performing mime and clown, touring the United States and Europe. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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