|Phyllis Garr||(? - 3 September 1956) (his death)|
Father of Teri Garr
Father of Edward Jr. and Phillip.
Night club entertainer, actor, musical comedy star and radio personality.
In 1936 gave up a lucrative career as a celebrity impersonator making $1000 a week to become a dramatic actor.
During its long run on Broadway, he was the fourth actor to play "Jeeter Lester" in Erskine Caldwell's "Tobacco Road".
In 1940-1941 starred with Billy House in the road edition of the hit musical comedy "Hellzapoppin".
Helped popularize the dance "The Boomps-a-Daisy".
Suffered a serious back injury in the early 1950s.
Had tried to talk his children out of going into show business. He had a 66 percent success rate.
His definition of inflation was "When you can't afford to buy your wife the dress you promised her after talking her out of a fur coat".
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