Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Full Of Stars

This...this is just too full of awesome:

I can imagine no death greater than that of Harry Einstein, a journeyman dialect comedian better known as Parkyakarkus, and better known still as the father of Albert Brooks and “Super Dave” Osborne. On November 28, 1958, Einstein performed a killer set at a Friar’s Club Roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz before falling into Milton Berle’s lap and dying of a heart attack. In an attempt to detract attention from the guy who had just killed, then died, emcee Art Linkletter asked crooner Tony Martin to sing a song. Martin unwisely chose the all too aptly named “There’s No Tomorrow.”

(Source: Sad Goodbye Case File #182: The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu)

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