Ernie Kovacs (I) (1919–1962)


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Author, actor, comedian, composer and producer. He was educated at the New York School of Theatre, and received the Sylvania Television Award. Joining the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1957, he composed a number of songs and themes, a number of which were used in his famed television comedy sketches including "... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Ernie Kovacs Show Various / Eugene / Self
(1961-1962)
Bell Book and Candle Sidney Redlitch
(1958)
(1952-1956)
(1957)

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 1962 Medicine Man (TV Movie)
Dr. P. Crookshank
 1961-1962 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Series)
Various / Eugene
- Episode dated 23 January 1962 (1962) ... Various
- Episode dated 12 December 1961 (1961) ... Various
- Episode dated 24 November 1961 (1961) ... Eugene
- Episode dated 28 October 1961 (1961) ... Various
 1961 Sail a Crooked Ship
Bugsy G. Foglemeyer aka The Captain
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Aldo Bondi
 1960 Pepe
Immigration Inspector
 1960 North to Alaska
Frankie Cannon
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Roger Altar
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Maximilian Frederick Krob
- Author at Work (1960) ... Maximilian Frederick Krob
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Capt. Charlie Stark
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Capt. Segura
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Hack Hackberry
- The Salted Mine (1959) ... Hack Hackberry
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Harry Foster Malone
 1959 Kovacs on Music (TV Movie)
Host / Various
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Hack
- The Salted Mine (1959) ... Hack
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Barney Colby / Sam Lund
- I Was a Bloodhound (1959) ... Barney Colby
- The World's Greatest Quarterback (1958) ... Sam Lund
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Witten
- Symbol of Authority (1959) ... Arthur Witten
 1959 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Ernie Kovacs / Killer Kovacs
- Ernie Kovacs Show (1959) ... Ernie Kovacs / Killer Kovacs
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Sidney Redlitch
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Topaze
- Topaze (1957) ... Topaze
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Capt. Paul Lock
 1957 The Ernie Kovacs Show (TV Movie)
Eugene
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
Man in Bar
 1951 It's Time for Ernie (TV Series)
Host
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a sitcom to be called "Medicine Man", with Valerie Allen and Buster Keaton. NOTE: The pilot was actually picked up by CBS for the following season, but before filming began Kovacs was killed in an auto accident and the series was dropped. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Edie Adams  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Some years ago I had a complete nervous breakdown, was dead broke and had to be put in a charity ward with 30 others. I was there 18 months and doctors didn't give me long to live. So now each day to me is a special dividend, so I live it to the hilt. - response to gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, who asked him why he was "trying to kill himself." See more »

Trivia:

The car in which he was killed was a new 1962 Chevrolet Corvair. See more »

Trademark:

His quirky humor See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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