L E’s Stories – Good Looks + Great Voice + Funny + Master Of Entertainment = Dean Martin “The King Of Cool”

Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, recording artist and comedian…..who was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century….as he was nicknamed “The King of Cool” for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.  Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin…

L E’s Stories – “A Chimney Sweep’s Lucky As Lucky Can Be” – Salute To Dick Van Dyke: A Comedian And Entertainer Of The Highest Order

Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer….and dancer….whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades….which is basically Bone Daddy’s entire life….so, that fact alone makes Van Dyke worthy of me telling his story today….cuz over the course of BD life, he has been entertained on many many occasions on television and “the silver screen”…..while performing…

L E Stories – “It’s Always Something…..Never Mind” – Salute To The Comedic Genius Of Gilda Radner

The original cast of the comic troupe Not Ready For Prime Time Players comprised of comedians….who individually. while standing on their own individual talent…were all comedic geniuses….as the trroupe included  Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner ,  Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.  As I have mentioned before…..a huge crowd would gather on Saturday nights at 10 pm…

L E’s Stories – “T’ank You Veddy Much.” – Tribute To Comedian Andy Kaufman

It was 1976 when we 1st started taping Andy Kaufman comedy footage at Bone Daddy’s bar and restaurant Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin….cuz we just knew that he had a very unique style of comedic genius….and since we pride ourselves in our extensive Comedy Section here at ImaSportsphile….whereby…

L E’s Stories – Tribute To Bob Hope – Thanks For The Memories

There are television personalities that Bone Daddy grew up with as he and the family regularly gathered around the black and white TV with rabbit-ears antennas in the 1950’s and 1960’s….to include major sporting events, of course….along with folks and shows like the Red Skelton Comedy Hour….the Cartwrights in Bonanza….Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy….The Beverly Hillbillies….Gunsmoke….Perry…

Music – 1986 – World Champion Chicago Bears – The Super Bowl Shuffle – With ESPN Bob Ley + Brian Gumble

When this video rolled up to be posted here at ImaSportsphile….I just had to watch it more than a couple of times…..cuz it really gives me a “good ole belly laugh”….while putting a smile all across my face….for just getting to see one of my all time favorite NFL teams doing something “goofy and off the…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams – My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) – Halftime 54th Orange Bowl Canes Vs Sooners

Whether it’s “My Kind of Town“ or “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” doesn’t really matter….cuz it’s a very popular song by both names….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Sammy Cahn….as the song was originally part of the musical score from the 1964 movie Robin and the 7 Hoods staring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – The Lullaby Of Broadway + New York New York

“Lullaby of Broadway“ is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin…. which was published in 1935…..as the lyrics salute the night life of Broadway and its denizens….who “don’t sleep tight until the dawn”….while the song was introduced by Wini Shaw in the musical film Gold Diggers of 1935….and, in an unusual move, it was used as background music in a sequence in…

Music – 1988 – Meet Me In St Louie, Louie – Performed At Halftime Of The 54th Orange Bowl

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer….which divided into a series of seasonal vignettes….while starting the Summer of 1903….as it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis…..after leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition….which was more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair in the spring…