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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 a comedy album, "Richard Nixon Superman." See more »

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On appreciating Richard Nixon's impression: It took me a long time to get Nixon--but it took the country a long time to get Nixon. Nixon has these brooding eyes that look like my eyes. That helped a lot. But the voice is still the main thing. He has a radio announcer's evenness of speech, very well modulated, and you can't pick any highs and lows. If I hadn't had to do him. I wouldn't have tried. 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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