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Vaughn Meader (1936–2004)

It's probably very safe to say that no performer within memory ever became a has-been as quickly as the man born Abbott Vaughn Meader. After toiling away on the small-club circuit for several years, his spot-on impersonation of then-President John F. Kennedy got him noticed by writer/performer/producer Earle Doud, who decided to build a comedy ... See full bio »

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(age 68) in Auburn, Maine, USA

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Known For

Lepke
Lepke Walter Winchell
(1975)
The Joey Bishop Show
The Joey Bishop Show Himself / JFK
(1964)
Linda Lovelace for President
(1975)
The Jack Paar Program
The Jack Paar Program Himself / Impersonator of President John F. Kennedy
(1962)

Filmography

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 1975 Linda Lovelace for President
Rev. Sacrifice
 1975 Lepke
Walter Winchell
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 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special)
Himself
 1963-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian / Himself - Impressionist
- Episode #17.30 (1964) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #16.33 (1963) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #16.15 (1963) ... Himself - Impressionist
 1964 The Object Is (TV Series)
Himself
- Final Week (1964) ... Himself
 1963-1964 Hootenanny (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Comedian
- Episode dated 14 March 1964 (1964) ... Himself
- University of Tennessee (1964) ... Himself - Comedian
- Boston University #1 (1963) ... Himself
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Himself / JFK
- Episode #85 (1964) ... Himself / JFK
 1963-1964 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist / Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 10 February 1964 (1964) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 7 January 1963 (1963) ... Himself - Guest
 1963 Missing Links (TV Series)
Himself
 1963 The Match Game (TV Series)
Himself - Team Captain
- Episode #2.20 (1963) ... Himself - Team Captain
- Episode #2.19 (1963) ... Himself - Team Captain
- Episode #2.18 (1963) ... Himself - Team Captain
- Episode #2.17 (1963) ... Himself - Team Captain
- Carol Lawrence & Vaughn Meader (1963) ... Himself - Team Captain
 1962-1963 Talent Scouts (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 2 July 1963 (1963) ... Himself
- Episode dated 3 July 1962 (1962) ... Himself
 1963 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.26 (1963) ... Himself
 1962 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 30 December 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Mystery Guest
 1962 The Jack Paar Program (TV Series)
Himself / Impersonator of President John F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.13 (1962) ... Himself / Impersonator of President John F. Kennedy
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 2011 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 2006 First Impersonator (Video documentary)
Himself
 2003 Jack Paar: Smart Television (TV Movie documentary)
Himself / Impersonator President John F. Kennedy
 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (TV Special documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A Meader version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was being prepared for release when US President 'John F. Kennedy' (qav) was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. It was quickly withdrawn from release. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

A lot of people don't know this, but we recorded 'The First Family' on the night of October 22, 1962, the same night as John F. Kennedy's Cuban Missle Crisis Speech. The audience was in the studio and had no idea of the drama that was taking place. But the cast had heard the speech and our throats almost dropped to our toes, because if the audience had heard the Cuban Missile Speech, we would not... See more »

Trivia:

The "First Family" original album set a Guinness world record for the fastest selling album in history. See more »

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