Drooling on the Pillow

Friday, March 25, 2005

Barney Martin, R.I.P 

Via A Small Victory

He was the third actor to play Jerry Seinfeld's father, but he is the one you remember.

What a life this guy had. He was a navigator in the Air Force in WWII, then put in a full twenty years as a New York City detective. He started writing for TV shows in his spare time and got his break as a performer when Mel Brooks cast him in The Producers. He originated the role of Amos Hart in Chicago on Broadway. I saw that performance. It was a terrific show and with all the high powered talent packing the stage I remember his song Mr. Cellophane most clearly. And then Morty Seinfeld.

Gone to the condo in the sky.
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