Music – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

Comedy – 1986 – Great Impersonators With Frank Gorshin + George Kirby + Billy Crystal + Rich Little

DOG ASIDE: An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another….as there are many reasons for impersonating someone….especially with entertainers….who impersonate celibrities…. and makes fun of their personal lives. recent scandals and known behavior patterns….as entertainers who impersonate multiple celebrities as part of their act….can be sorted into impressionists and celebrity impersonators….with…

Comedy – 1975 To 1980 – HBO Special – The Best Comedians Of On Location

DOG ASIDE:  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by comedian Robert Klein….which became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from such great comedic talents such as Henny Youngman, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Shecky Greene, Billy Crystal, George Kirby, Lily Tomlin, Buddy Hackett, Pat Cooper, Freddie Prinze…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Rich Little Salutes Hollywood

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….who began his career as an usher at the Elgin Movie Theater in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of the theater during live performances….as he started his amateur acting career at Ottawa’s…

Comedy – Rich Little – President Richard Nixon & Famous Voice Actor Frank Welker

DOG COMMENTARY: Probably the most famous of Rich Little’s voice impersonations was his redition of President Richard M. Nixon….and in this video clip…he “really puts on the shine”….as he gives a wonderful portrayal of Tricky Dick in this skit in the video herewith…..with the skit being overlayed by the music from Mission Impossible….for this “man of a thousand…

Comedy – Special – Rich Little – With Female Impersonation Craig Russell

DOG COMMENTARY: Rich Little was one of Canada’s and America’s greatest impersonator and impressionist to ever grace a stage….enjoying a professional career of entertaining folks with his incredible gift of voice and mannerism replication of literally a thousand different well known personalities from 1963 to the present….and since I have quite a bit of content…

Comedy – Rich Little – 100 Impersonations In 3 Min & Bob Anderson & Impressionist Johnny Dark

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers “Rich” Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who was nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices” by voice actor Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame. Little was an usher at the Elgin Movie Theatre in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of…