In 1969, he starred in an unsold comedy pilot for NBC called "The Swingles". The show was set in an apartment building with the residents would meet in the stairway, backyard, basement, etc. and trade one-liners a la "Laugh-In".
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Stocky, bespectacled New York comic actor with distinctive Brooklyn tones discovered by Katharine Hepburn while performing in a play at USC. After she put him into his first film Adam's Rib (1949), he went on to perform in a number of loveable, sometime dim-witted roles on TV ("Alice") and in cartoons ("Top Cat").
Thick Brooklyn accent and equally thick, black horn-rimmed glasses