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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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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself
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 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
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, "Clinton: An Oral History." See more »

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On Nixon's resignation: It's a weird feeling, knowing that you can lose the guts of your act at any time. See more »


His impressions included Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Richard M. Nixon, Robert F. Kennedy, William F. Buckley, George Wallace, Nelson Rockefeller, David Susskind, Billy Graham, Howard Cosell, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Jimmy Carter, Anwar El-Sadat, and Menachem Begin. See more »

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