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Thanks, KarmaGirl! 

 

"If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and the adulation of the public. But never, never believe it."

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This comedian made this ad-lib when he appeared on stage at Proctor's 86th Street after Leatrice Joy completed her act.

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You got it, KarmaGirl! I recently finished Richard Zoglin's "Hope: Entertainer of the Century" and that quote was referenced at the beginning of one of that book's chapters.

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Thanks Liam.

 

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

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Thanks Liam.

 

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

 

wazzat Christopher Reeve ?

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"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."

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hint: American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who worked predominantly in the United Kingdom.

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"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."

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another hint: The TV series The Simpsons is said to contain more references to this director's films than to any other pop culture phenomenon.

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"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes."

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answer was Stanley Kubrick

 

-thread's open......

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Well-known comic, both in stand-up and as an actor.  One of his reoccurring routines involved inventions.  Claimed he invented an eleven-foot pole "for people you wouldn' t touch with a ten-foot pole."

 

Whodat?

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Well-known comic, both in stand-up and as an actor.  One of his reoccurring routines involved inventions.  Claimed he invented an eleven-foot pole "for people you wouldn' t touch with a ten-foot pole."

 

Whodat?

take a stab at Ed Wynn

(& clue-fishing) :unsure:

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You went straight to it, Sixes.  By the time my generation was mature enough to watch movies and TV with some understanding, the "acting" phase of Mr. Wynn's career was well under way, with performances like the TV version of Requiem for a Heavyweight..  His son Keenan had encouraged this step. 

 

If a second clue had been necessary, I was going to mention his disruptive laugh-and-talk-at-once delivery during standup performance.

 

mr6666's thread.

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