Appeared (as "Punko Parks"; Broadway debut) in "Yokel Boy" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by / directed by / produced by Lew Brown
. Music / lyrics by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias
and Sam H. Stept
. Choreographed by Gene Snyder. Scenic Design by Walter Jagemann. Majestic Theatre: 6 Jul 1939-6 Jan 1940 (208 performances). Cast:
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
I'm an impatient comedian. And I feel the audience is as impatient as me.
Enjoyed a long string of Broadway successes, most notably "High Button Shoes" (1948), "Top Banana" (1951, for which he won a Tony award), "Do-Re-Mi" (1961), "How the Other Half Loves" (1970), and the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1971, and another Tony win).
The greeting "Gladaseeya!" (glad to see you)
The King of Chutzpah