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Ernie Kovacs

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Ernest Edward "Ernie" Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian, actor, and writer.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Ernest Edward Kovacs
  • Born: January 23, 1919 Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Died: January 13, 1962 (aged 42) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Medium: Newspaper, radio, television, magazine, film
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1949–1962
  • Genres: Character comedy, surreal comedy, improvisational comedy, prop comedy, spoof, sketch
  • Spouse: Bette Lee Wilcox (m. 1945; div. 1952) Edie Adams (m. 1954–62) (his death)
  • Notable works and roles: Silent Show–Eugene; The Nairobi Trio; Percy Dovetonsils

Read more about Ernie Kovacs at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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