Re: Hollywood Has Lost a another legend
- From: "lab~rat >:-)" <chase@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 08:56:12 -0500
On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 04:57:54 -0800 (PST), 2345 <ret026@xxxxxxxxx>
Carl Ballantine, 'McHale's Navy's' Gruber, dies at 92
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:28 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carl Ballantine, a comedian, magician and actor
who was in the 1960s TV sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. He was 92.
His daughter says he died Nov. 3 in his sleep at his home in the
Ballantine, who was born Meyer Kessler in Chicago, switched from
straight magic to comedy in the 1940s. He would fumble tricks while
joking with the audience. He appeared in Las Vegas, in nightclubs and
on TV variety shows, including "The Tonight Show."
Steve Martin says Ballantine influenced him and a generation of
magicians and comedians.
Only the good die young...
Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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