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David Frye (I) (1933–2011)

David Frye was born on November 21, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as David Shapiro. He was an actor, known for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About? (1971) and The Return of the Smothers Brothers (1970). He died on January 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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Richard Nixon / Nelson Rockefeller / Truman Capote
- Alan King Rings in the New Year and Wrings Out the Old (1970) ... Richard Nixon / Nelson Rockefeller / Truman Capote
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He recorded comedy album, "David Frye Presents the Great Debate." See more »

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On doing Richard M. Nixon in 1971: I do Nixon not by copying his real actions but by feeling his attitude, which is that he cannot believe that he really is president. See more »


He attended and graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. See more »

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