'Songs My Mother Never Sang' (1966; VANGUARD RECORDS. ASIN: B001EBYC5S). NOVELTY/COMEDY LP FEATURING THE LEGENDARY ZERO MOSTEL PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF HARRY RUBY WITH SOL KAPLAN CONDUCTING & ARRANGING THE ORCHESTRA & CHORUS. Selections: I WAS AN INCUBATOR BABY, A TULIP TOLD A TALE, SHOW ME A ROSE, MY DREAM OF THE SOUTH OF ...
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
[on the success of "Fiddler on the Roof"] "You don't give awards to the show, you give the awards to ME!"
In the 1950s, he bumped into Elia Kazan
on the street in New York City, and the two reminisced. Kazan said Mostel chided him for putting Mostel through the paces in Panic in the Streets
(1950) , forcing him to run more than he ever had. But as the drinks set in, legend has it, Mostel kept muttering, in reference to Kazan's HUAC testimony, "Ya shouldn't a done that. Ya shouldn't a done that."