“Forgotten Hollywood”- Malapropisms…

Posted on November 7, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Norm Crosby was a comedian from the  Borscht Belt who often appeared on television in the 1970s. He was known for his use of malapropisms and often called The Master of Malaprop.

“`Crosby became a standup comedian, adopting a friendly, guy-next-door persona in the 1950s. He first appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in December 1964. In 1968, he co-starred on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, an NBC twelve-week series. From 1974-1984, Norm was on several Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, including programs celebrating George Burns and Redd Foxx.

“`Crosby became a commercial pitchman for Anheuser-Busch Natural Light beer. He also appeared as a celebrity guest on a number of game shows, such as Celebrity Bowling, Liar’s Club, Tattletales, and Hollywood Squares. From 1983 until the program’s disassociation with Jerry Lewis, Crosby contributed to the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.

“`Norm Crosby was ninety-three.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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