At one time, many years ago David Letterman had a funny parody of a talk show  It was called Late Night with David Letterman.  He did crazy stunts such as a jump on a wall in a Velcro suit, the Monkey-Cam and ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’. Eventually, he went to CBS after the powers at NBC…

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Louise Lasser will be known for two major things. One, she was Mary Hartman on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. While the Norman Lear show lasted for only over a year with Louise, it is still considered a classic cult television program, helping launch the career of Martin Mull. The show evolved into…

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If one had ever listened to the Dr. Demento Radio Program on various FM rock stations at the end of the 20th century, then Professor Tom Lehrer should be a well known name.  This mathematics educator had a second career as a musician, recording parody songs and comedy bits. Some of his tunes were “I…

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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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