Paul Rudd April 6 “It’s insane, but it’s a great insane,” is how Paul Rudd sees his career in Hollywood. This comic actor and performer has gone from second-tier comedy smart-ass to charming leading man in a scant few years.  He started his career playing in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.  Things could only…

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Frank Gorshin was a comedian and impressionist best known for his Emmy nominated role as The Riddler in Batman, the 1960s live-action series.  For two of the three seasons, he got to find out the pain of wearing tights and the soothing power of talcum powder. He started his career as a teenager, doing impressions…

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Perhaps the greatest body-double in the history of Hollywood, Lars Larrington has few equals.  This master thespian has been working for ages, doing different close-up roles that other actors didn’t want to do. He started his career at a very early age in the silent era of cinema.  He was the hump for Lon Chaney…

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Starting his career as a stand-up comic, Gabe Kaplan gained international acclaim as Mr. Kotter on Welcome Back Kotter.  Based on his routines, it was the series that introduced Vinnie Barbarino aka John Travolta to the world.   This was before Scientology and before Saturday Night Fever. For a few seasons, Gabe taught the Sweat-hogs…

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John Astin is best known as Gomez Addams on the 1960s sitcom The Addams Family.  As the leader of the family, he ran the house, adored his wife Morticia and blew-up toy trains.  For two seasons, this group of eccentrics snapped their fingers and challenged television audiences to watch something more than The Munsters. Astin…

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