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October 16, 2019

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My mother turned me on to Oscar Levant in the early 60s. I seem to recall he was a regular on the Jack Paar show. Read both of his books as they came out.

Utterly brilliant! ❤️

Oscar had his own talk show on, I believe, 2 local LA television stations & was fired from both. His co-hosts were his wife June & also James Mason's then wife, Pamela. One of his best film roles is as John Garfield's sidekick in "Humoresque".

I think you're right, Alan: it must have been on the Jack Paar show that I first made Oscar's acquaintance.

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