Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kraft Music Hall with host Perry Como and guest George Kirby (1963)

I'm posting this episode primarily because of the legendary impressionist and nightclub comedian George Kirby, one of the very neglected figures of 20th century showbiz history. I'll be uploading a very good LP by the man on Dooto Records in a couple months.

1 comment:

Booksteve said...

Kirby's career slowed for some reason in the mid-70s. Unfortunately, he was sidelining by selling narcotics and after a heroin bust, it was all over. He didn't serve all that much time but I never saw him perform again. He DID host and narrate a TV special on the history and controversy of AMOS 'N' ANDY.I believe that was post prison.