Book: "Only When I Laugh"
1 Print Biography
James G. Backus | James Backus
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.
He reached the United States Top 40 Pop charts for a couple of weeks in 1958 with his novelty recording, 'Delicious!' on Jubilee Records featuring instrumental backing from Appleknocker and His Group. The female part was comedienne Phylis Diller. It was basically the two of them taking a drink of champagne and exclaiming "delicious!" As the record progresses they get drunker and giddier...
Often played wealthy, upper-class figures