Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Happy Birthday

Durward Kirby (1912-2000)
Professional Second Banana

Versatile TV funnyman Durward Kirby for years played second banana on "The Garry Moore Show" Kirby could be sketch actor, singer, dancer and, with ease, switch from slapstick to suave sales pitches for a sponsor's product.

He became so well-known to TV viewers that the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons had a plotline about the search for "Kirward Derby," which could make its wearer the smartest man in the world.

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