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Jack Pearl

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Previous star: Morton Downey

Biography

Jack Pearl's 1934 book based on his radio scripts

Source: Wikipedia

Jack Pearl, born Jack Perlman (October 29, 1894. New York City, New York – December 25, 1982, New York City, New York), was a vaudeville performer and a star of early radio.

Pearl portrayed a character he created, Baron Munchausen, very loosely based on the Baron Münchhausen literary character. As the Baron, Pearl would tell far-fetched stories with a comic German accent. When the straight man (originally Ben Bard, but later Cliff Hall) expressed skepticism, the Baron replied with his familiar tagline and punchline: "Vass you dere, Sharlie?" This catch phrase soon became part of the national lexicon.

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