Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Henry Gibson

One of my favorite shows when I was growing up was Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. We kids would tell the jokes that we understood and laughed and laughed. What a great show that was. We were in elementary school and didn't really understand the politics of the show but you couldn't help but laugh along

Gibson spent three years as part of the Laugh-In television show's cast. He often played was "The Poet," reciting poems. Gibson would emerge from behind a stage flat, wearing a Nehru jacket and 'hippie' beads and holding an outlandishly large artificial flower. He would state the "[Title of poem] -- by Henry Gibson", bow stiffly from the waist, recite his poem, and return behind the flat

But did you know he appeared on the Beverly Hillbillies before?

He also appeared on Wonder Woman

He also appeared on shows like Love American Style and appeared in the movie Wedding Crashers. Talk about a varied career.

On September 14, 2009, Gibson died of cancer in Malibu, California at the age of 73.

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