October 29: Happy Birthday, Jack Pearl!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Vass You dere, Sharlie? That was the question, at least from Jack Pearl's Baron Munchhausen character to the straight man, Charlie, brought to life by Ben Bard and the Cliff Hall, who didn't always believe the good Baron's tall tales.
Pearl, born in one of the world's show biz capitals, New York City, started in Vaudeville and took his comedy act to radio in 1932 on The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air. It was on that program that the outlandish German caricature, Baron Munchhausen, was born. Let's recall, though, that he also starred as the host of The Lucky Strike Hour from '32-'34.
Today we celebrate the 1894 birth of the comedy star Jack Pearl.