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Rich Little

​Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Truman Capote and George Burns. In the late 1960s, Rich was dubbed "the best impressionist in the world." During the 1970s, however, a rivalry began between him and fellow impressionist Frank Gorshin, who is five years older. Ultimately, Rich overpowered Gorshin and remained the best impressionist in the world. In 1973 Rich became more associated with Dean Martin and made countless appearances on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," honoring most of the people he impersonated. Besides impressions, Rich also had a successful career as a narrator in many stories, made many appearances in TV series, and hosted many TV shows. He also made his first movie, as Otterlake in The Other Side of the Wind (1972) in 1972. His acting career wasn't as successful as his impressions, but he did have a great talent. After the 1980s, Rich calmed down and moved away from the limelight. In 1998, Rich took a look back at his most remembered moments of his career: his appearances on the "Dean Martin Roasts," in an infomercial to promote the Roast videos. Rich says he will ALWAYS remember those moments.

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Nov 26, 1938 In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series The Late Shift 2016
Known For
Poster of Die Wahlkämpferin
Poster of Rich Little's Christmas Carol
Poster of CHiPs
Poster of Petticoat Junction
Series The Late Shift Unknown 2016
Movie Die Wahlkämpferin 2015-09-11
Movie Being Canadian Himself 2015-09-18
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man Unknown 2012-06-27
Movie Der Date Profi Unknown 2006-09-29
Movie Zwei ungleiche Schwestern Unknown 2004-11-21
Movie Uptown Girls - Eine Zicke kommt selten allein Ebenezer Scrooge 2003-08-15
Movie Paper Soldiers 2002-06-01
Movie Hundstage 2001-09-03
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie Anna und der König Unknown 1999-12-16
Movie Bimbo Movie Bash Unknown 1997-06-24
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Independence Day Unknown 1996-06-25
Series The Watcher Unknown 1995-01-17
Movie Die Schöne und das Biest Unknown 1991-11-13
Movie Die Rückkehr der Musketiere Unknown 1989-08-24
Movie Zwei Welten Unknown 1988-06-17
Movie Party Favors Unknown 1987-01-01
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Movie Ein ganz verrückter Sommer Disc Jockey 1986-08-08
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Die Raccoons 1985-11-11
Movie Dirty Tricks 1981-03-06
Movie Rich Little's Christmas Carol All 1978-12-01
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series Die Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-18
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series The Brady Bunch Hour Unknown 1976-11-28
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1974-10-31
Movie Another Nice Mess 1972-09-22
Series The ABC Comedy Hour 1972-01-12
Movie The Phynx Voice in the Box 1970-03-06
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Hawaii Fünf-Null Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20