On May 22, 1977 appeared in a pilot for a possible comedy series entitled, "You're Just Like Your Father". Dick played a crackpot entrepreneur whose newfangled ideas fail to shake the business world, but do manage to put a strain on his son's marriage.
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I can't work places like Vegas or the Catskills where people are belching. Maybe I belong in colleges. At least if I die, I die in front of intelligent people who know what I'm talking about.
The irony of his death on stage is that it went "unnoticed" because of Shawn's strict instructions to stage crews. He would tell all concerned that he was liable to do anything at any time, including pratfalls, and that they were not to react to this. At his last performance, it did not occur to anyone that something tragic had happened until it was felt that his lying motionless on stage had run...