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Talented and Well-Loved
- Janet Vaughn
Ernie Kovacs was a multi-talented and gifted performer who could think on his feet and shared his quirky vision with those around him. Not only that but, by all accounts, an A human being, warm and personable. I've never read a single negative report on him (besides a problem managing his money). It is odd that his movie persona became that of a hiss-able villain -- or maybe a tribute to his acting ability. All but one of his roles were supporting, but he made an impression in them all and held his own surrounded by big name stars.
- Tom Degan
"There's a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium, and that is 'Beat it to death if it succeeds.'" - Ernie Kovacs Ernie Kovacs was a visionary. He was the first to realize that great art could be created within the nineteen-inch confines of an ugly box with a glass tube at its center. Unfortunately for humanity, he's gone and he's not coming back. Thank God for Edie Adams. Because she had the foresight to save her husband's work, we now have these kinescopes and videotapes to gently remind us what once was. Ernie's world was a delightful, wondrous and riotous place to enter. Someone once remarked, "In an ocean of noise, this island of quiet genius was typical of Ernie Kovacs." Indeed it was. Early in his career, he would close his programs by telling the audience at home, "It's been real!", a phrase he coined. He was a bit of a paradox in that respect. Ernie Kovacs was the real deal alright - and television's first surrealist. Go figure. http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com Tom Degan