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Lost talent

  1. Nov 25, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Every now and again I run across someone like Oscar Levant. He was well known in his time, is completely unknown to me and most other people today [I think], and is perhaps worth noting for one reason or another. A few of his quotes are probably familiar. Also, it turns out that he was quite an accomplished person in many ways.

    http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/acc/levant.html

    Some quotes:

     
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  3. Nov 25, 2006 #2

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    I'd forgotten about him, but certainly recognized the name when I saw it. Used to hear his stuff all the time when I was a kid. (Of course, unlike some, not only radio, but also Oscar himself, already existed when I was a kid... :uhh: )
     
  4. Nov 25, 2006 #3

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    Some of those quotes cracked me up! The one about Doris Day didn't hit until I read it a second time.

    I remember listening to my parents LPs as a kid. They had quite a few that were comedy routines, and one that I got a kick out of was done by Shelley Berman, whom I have never heard mentioned in the public domain. ....did a quick google and behold!

    http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/news/february_2006/shelleyberman.html

    Perhaps Michael Richards will end up teaching as USC. :biggrin:
     
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