Tag Archives: Patrick McGoohan

Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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R.I.P. Peter Falk

Nineteen years to the day after Peter Falk started work on the film Wings of Desire, I had the occasion to sit down and talk with him for about an hour. He was in Michigan as part of a speaking tour, and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I plan to […]

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Oscar Highlights and Lowlights

I wasn’t going to post anything about last night’s Oscar awards, but then my friend Matt wrote to tell me that one of my favorite actors, Patrick McGoohan, hadn’t been included in the In Memoriam section. And, now, I feel obligated to say something, if only to further ingratiate myself to the ghost of the […]

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