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Kovacs, Ernest E.

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Born: 1919 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Comedians

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1919 - Born in Trenton, New Jersey on the 23rd of January.

 

1945 - Kovacs married his first wife, Bette Wilcox, on the 13th of August. When the marriage ended, he fought for custody of their children, Bette and Kippie.

 

1955-1958 - He wrote for Mad Magazine, including the recurring "Strangely Believe It!" and "Gringo," a board game with ridiculously complicated rules that was renamed "Droongo" for the TV show.

 

- Kovacs wrote a novel entitled, "ZOOMAR", published by Doubleday, and based on the life and career of television pioneer Pat Weaver.

 

- Kovacs contributed to the collection, Mad for keeps: a collection of the best from Mad magazine, writing the introduction. Crown Publishers published this volume.

 

1961 - He also did several TV specials, including the famous "Silent Show", and a series of monthly half-hour specials for ABC.

 

1962 - He worked on several other projects in book form, his only other published title was "How To Talk At Gin", published posthumously.

 

- Died on the 13th of January in Santa Monica Blvd. and Beverly Glen Blvd.


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