Article on impressionist David Frye (d. 2011)

I remember Frye from his golden years, and always thought that his impressions were better than the much more successful *Rich Little. Rather sad story.

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*For the youngsters: Back in the day, there were comics whose specialties were imitating other celebrities. Not much of a living now, as a) there’s not much interest in that sort of thing, and b) people have been so homogenized that it’s not easy to create a decent caricature.

Second. Frye was much better than anyone else, especially when doing Nixon.

Agreed. I still have my “Richard Nixon Superstar” lp.
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