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Jack & Roxanne
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[on Red Buttons
] Cheapest man who ever lived. Not cheap, penurious. Naw. I'll top that even. Miserly. Never had an act. Never worked Vegas and the minute somebody died they'd go to him for an interview. He never worked Vegas. He never had an act. He went there once to The Fremont Hotel and they canceled him in one night. He had no act. He had that little Jewish, "Ho ho! Ho ho!" with three jokes. ...
Made his Broadway debut in 1947 as the replacement for Jules Munshin
in the musical revue "Call Me Mister," and continued to perform on stage. That included a stint replacing Phil Silvers
during the 1951-52 Broadway run of the musical comedy "Top Banana" and appearing in the 1956-57 Broadway musical comedy "Mr. Wonderful," starring Sammy Davis Jr.
Over the years he also appeared in regional ...