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Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius (1982)

A look at the career of comedian Ernie Kovacs, considered a pioneer in the early days of television, and whose innovative TV show spawned the careers of many of today's comics and comedy writers.

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Keith Burns

Writer:

John Barbour

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Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Herself
Steve Allen ... Himself
John Barbour ... Narrator
Jolene Brand Jolene Brand ... Various characters (archive footage)
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Ernie Kovacs ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Lauher Bob Lauher ... Various Characters (archive footage) (as Bobby Lauher)
Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Gene Lukowski Gene Lukowski ... Himself
Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Wagner ... Himself
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A look at the career of comedian Ernie Kovacs, considered a pioneer in the early days of television, and whose innovative TV show spawned the careers of many of today's comics and comedy writers.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1982 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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