Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blind Item #5 - Reader Blind Item - Old Hollywood

This comedic actor is most famous for playing the fast talking title character on this TV series from the early days of television which had a failed movie reboot in the 90's.  He also was in movies including this comedy epic that starred almost all known comedic actors at the time, another film based on a popular Broadway comedy, as well as a few Disney films.  Throughout his life, he struggled with a severe gambling addiction.  So bad in fact both of his wives and his daughters (one did some acting herself) had to offer themselves as sexual collateral when he couldn’t pay his debts.

31 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Get Smart/Don adams?

Unknown said...

Phil Silvers

MDAnderson said...

Beverly Hillbillies???

Geeljire said...

Tony Danza cuts in line
Old school Hollywood, washed up Hollywood
Standing in the sun I'm wasting my time
Old school Hollywood, washed up Hollywood

Old school Hollywood, baseball
Jack Gilardi's ten feet tall
Old school Hollywood, baseball
Me and Frankie Avalon

MrsF2U said...

My gut was Jackie Gleason but the movie was in 2005. Two daughters - one is an actress

KatieScarlett said...

Ted Knight/Caddyshack (movie)/Love Boat (reboot) almost fits but not sure if Mary Tyler Moore show is 'early days of television' enough and he has only one daughter and I can't find any Disney. lol other than that, perfect!

MDAnderson said...

Buddy Ebsen??

nancer said...

don adams because of the 'fast talking' description. he had daughters who acted.

Matt said...

Phil Silvers for the win.

Jon said...

Phil Silvers. 90s reboot was Sgt Bilko.

MLW Disclosure said...

Movie :It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Silvers. He also was in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Sara, Making It Work said...

The Bilko movie was sooooo bad.

HeatherBee said...

And the Father of the Year award goes to...

Sara, Making It Work said...

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World for the comedy movie with the all star cast.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Broadway movie.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@MLW
Guess I missed your comment. 😊

Jed Starnes said...

Double reboot for Silvers. Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and Sgt. Bilko (1996.) Daughter Cathy was an actress (Happy Days.) Publicly acknowledged his gambling addiction. So nice to know this legend of my grandparents era was pimping out his family while my grandfather worried about claiming the wrong mileage deduction on his taxes every year.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah when you're betting your daughter you know you have a problem.

It's ironic that gambling addicts are addicted to losing. Like hey dude, if losing is your specialty you might want to avoid betting. Perhaps you might have better luck at drug abuse, sex addiction, or the dirtiest of the dirty, Magic The Gathering, the cards the cards!

I'm Outraged! said...

Yeah, you read it here so it must be true.

Spider Rico said...

Phil Silvers - Look him up in the book - "Dr Zillman"!

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shakey said...

Sid Caesar?

LOL @Tricia13 - the 70s wasn't the early days of television, hahaha!!!

Ahhh, to be young again ... ;)

Flashy Vic said...

To be fair Bilko was an astonishinly funny show. How many other comedies - TV or Movie - from over 60years ago make you laugh out loud today.

cc423 said...

Phil Silvers was a known gambling addict.

tinydancer61 said...

Hmmm....subtle/not so subtle? I thought Don Adams too but he wasn't in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World so I'm going with Silvers too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Z7hma8MvA
The Phil Silvers Show 03*31 Bilko Retires From Gambling

just sayin' said...

Don Adams. Per Wikipedia:

"An avid gambler, according to his longtime friend Bill Dana, Adams "could be very devoted to his family if you reminded him about it, [but] Don's whole life was focused around gambling."

DDonna Tarttty said...

My first thought was Don Adams, too. He was at the Playboy mansion playing poker every night, or so it's been said.

Hortensia said...

What total hell to live in gambling every night, or even playing cards.
Once I spent an evening playing some card gambling game with two others, and betting was pennies.
Nearly made me brain dead by the end of the evening.
And they did it every night for weeks.
I never looked at them the same way ever again.

K said...

Not Don Adams. The Get Smart reboot was in 2008 and the Inspector Gadget animated series was not in the 'early days'.

emeraldcity said...

@MrsF2U....Jackie Gleason wasn't a gambler but he did have another kind of addiction, he was a book buyer and spent a great deal of his money on his collection. When he died some went to a university but most of the older volumes were aquired by ......the Vatican.

Jackie had perhaps the largest and most valuable private collection of Occult/Paranormal/UFO books in the world at the time of his death.

ron hobbs said...

Phil Silvers was brilliant and Sgt. Bilko was one of the funniest shows ever.

Very sad.

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