April 17, 2008 -- MARTIN Short had the audience rolling at the Help USA benefit for war veterans at Studio 54 the other night. He joined Charles Grodin, Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Belzer`s dog, Bebe, on stage for a discussion about all their careers. "Charles had a stroke five minutes ago, he`s gone," Short cracked as Grodin stared into space. He also broke into a mock show tune including the lyrics, "Paris Hilton, press `record`!" - referring to Hilton`s infamous sex video. "Dim the lights, that`s hot! Springtime makes me want to cheat on my... Read More
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Attended the HB Acting Studio in New York City.
Having already been cast as Capt. Aarfy Aardvark in Catch-22 (1970), director Mike Nichols asked him to take over the part of Colonel Cathcart when the original actor did not work out. As the role was written for an older man, old age make-up was experimented with for a few days, until it was decided to cast Martin Balsam instead, and Grodin returned to his original part.
We`re not talking about satirists and imitators.
It was from an old friend who … thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don`t come along that often, thank God, so don`t treat everything like it`s life or death. Go easier.