Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Carl Ballantine, R. I. P.

Carl Ballantine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Carl Ballantine (born Meyer Kessler; September 27, 1917 - November 3, 2009) was an American actor, magician and comedian. Billing himself as 'Ballantine the Great' or 'The Amazing Ballantine,' his vaudeville-style comedy routine involved transparent or incompetent stage magic tricks, which tend to flop to the wisecracking Ballantine's mock chagrin."

Hat tip to Toby O'B.

1 comment:

Ted the Younger said...

But he'll always be Gruber to fans of McHale's Navy . . .