In 1962, he co-starred in a pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom called "Medicine Man", which also featured Buster Keaton
. Kovacs died a week after the pilot was completed and the pilot was never broadcast.
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
2 Portrayals |
1 Article |
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[on the 'Ernie Kovacs Show'] This is not primarily a comedy show, this is more or less an experiment that I'm doing. There is a strong element of comedy that runs through it, but it is a unique comedy. My particular affinity for the medium is to make it an electronic one and to use it for it's own intrinsic value and approach. But I don't put it above - nor do I put it below - other forms of ...
When he died, he owed the IRS several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes (he felt the tax system was unfair, and simply refused to pay it). His widow, Edie Adams
, made television commercials and did other work to finally pay the back taxes, refusing help from her celebrity friends. She now owns all the rights to all of Ernie Kovacs' surviving television work.