Famous & Gravy
Famous & Gravy

Famous & Gravy

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Foul House (Bob Saget)
JAN 24, 2024
Foul House (Bob Saget)
In his last year of college, he won a student Academy Award for a documentary. After his sister died of a rare autoimmune disease called systemic scleroderma, he became a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He was cast in the 1987 Richard Pryor film, “Critical Condition.” He directed “Dirty Work,” a comedy starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange. He said he was drawn to jokes with foul language and raw anatomical references because he wasn’t supposed to talk that way in his youth. He played Danny Tanner on the long-running sitcom “Full House” and was the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Today’s dead celebrity is Bob Saget. Famous & Gravy is created and co-hosted by Amit Kapoor and Michael Osborne. This episode was produced by Jacob Weiss. Sign up for our newsletter at famousandgravy.com and play our mobile quiz game at deadoraliveapp.com If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like Episode 46 ”Love and OJ Jokes” (Norm Macdonald) and Episode 29 “Zen Comedian” (Garry Shandling).  Links: Transcript of this episode New York Times Obituary for Bob Saget Best moments from the Comedy Central roast of Bob Saget John Posey as Danny Tanner in ‘Full House’ pilot “Inside John Mayer's Incredible Friendship With Bob Saget” “The Duality of Bob Saget is What Made Him Special” from The Ringer Famous & Gravy official website Famous & Gravy on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Dead or Alive Quiz Game Half Price Books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Golden Rose (Betty White)
DEC 27, 2023
Golden Rose (Betty White)
During World War II she drove a truck delivering soap, toothpaste and candy to soldiers. She began her career in radio by saying one word - “Parkay” - on a popular comedy show. In the early 1960s she was best known as a busy freelance guest with game shows as her specialty. She had a longstanding interest in animal welfare. Her television career spanned seven decades and she holds the “Guinness World Record” as the longest ever for a female entertainer. One of her best known roles was as Rose on the television hit The Golden Girls. Today’s dead celebrity is Betty White. This episode originally published on May 17th, 2023. Famous & Gravy is created and co-hosted by Amit Kapoor and Michael Osborne. This episode was produced by Jacob Weiss and includes a guest appearance from Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. Sign up for our newsletter at famousandgravy.com for news and updates on the show. Also, enjoy our mobile quiz game at deadoraliveapp.com If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like Episode 47 “Proud Mary” (Mary Tyler Moore) and Episode 11 “Stiletto Comic” (Joan Rivers). Transcript of this episode New York Times Obituary for Betty White Famous & Gravy official website Famous & Gravy on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s website Betty White’s Opening Monologue on SNL in 2010 Tina Fey and Betty White ‘census’ skit on SNL Betty White Snickers Super Bowl Commercial Forest Service makes actress Betty White honorary ranger When Women Invented Television, book by Jennifer K Armstrong HPB.com Dead or Alive Quiz Game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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81 MIN