Old Man River, now in Yiddish

February 1st, 2010 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Blog

  • Stan Daniels, a writer and producer from the Mary Tyler Moore Show and 8 time Emmy winner, was born to Jewish parents in Toronto and brought up around vaudeville. Here hs is in front of the camera, reciting Old Man River in perfect Yiddish to get the crowd pepped up before the show (some time around 1975). Listening to the audience howl makes you realize just how canned the canned laughter really is.

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