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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jack Carter had a reputation as being one of the more miserable men in show business. He was, what you might call, a chronic complainer. He never felt he was as appreciated as he should be. According to Mr. Carter, he could do it all! Here’s a clip that I think confirms that indeed he […]

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Comedian George Burns was born 121 years ago today. It seems unfathomable to me that I can have so many distinct memories of a guy who was born well over a century ago but that’s what happens if you live to be 100 years old as Burns did – you transcend multiple generations. Like most […]

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. . . that people actually paid to see these guys at some point? Just when you thought Jerry Lewis was the most annoying, arrogant man in show biz, someone had the bright idea to team him up with Jack Carter. Oy. Trust me, this is hard to watch all the way through. Go ahead […]

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