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Henry Gibson "Poems By" 1962 LP Signed Autograph Laugh In "The Alligator"

Gibson, Henry  Poems By 1962 LP Signed Autograph Laugh In The Alligator
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Gibson, Henry "Poems By" 1962 LP Signed Autograph Laugh In "The Alligator"
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Gibson, Henry  Poems By 1962 LP Signed Autograph Laugh In The Alligator
Henry Gibson(Liberty LST 7593)-"By Henry Gibson"-LP. This vintage LP was released in 1962 and features "Laugh In's" Henry Gibson reciting the following poems-How To Write A Poem,The Alligator,Why I Like Soap,How To Skin A Polecat,How Now Calpurnia,How To Take Care Of The Plum Tree,I Fell Down The Subway,Why I Like Poetry plus more!American comic actor Henry Gibson acted professionally since childhood, but didn't gain prominence until his discovery by Jerry Lewis for a role in The Nutty Professor (1963). Gibson quickly developed a comedy act for TV variety shows, in which he passed himself off as a fey, Southern-accented "blank verse" poet. So convincing was this persona that many viewers believed Gibson was a genuine Southerner, though he actually hailed from Pennsylvania. He played a cruder variation of his yokel character as a patron of the "Belly Button" bar in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me Stupid (1964), and was hilarious as a hip-talking Indian in the Three Stooges' feature film The Outlaws is Coming (1965). Gibson might have continued in small roles indefinitely had he not been catapulted to stardom in 1968 as part of the ensemble on TV's Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, where his introductory "A poem...by Henry Gibson" became a national catchphrase. Gibson stayed with Laugh-In until 1971, whereupon he launched a reasonably successful career as a straight character actor. One of his best film roles of the '70s was Haven Hamilton, a hard-driving, flag-waving country-western star in Nashville (1975). Gibson not only delivered an expert performance but also co-wrote the songs sung by Haven Hamilton, including the deliberately banal Bicentennial ballad, "200 Years", which opens the film. Henry Gibson continued throughout the next two decades playing strong movie character parts (the neo-Nazi commander in 1980's The Blues Brothers) and bright little cameos (the closet-smoking security guard in 1990's Gremlins 2). Gibson was also ubiquitously available as a guest star on such cable-TV reruns as Bewitched (he played a leprechaun) and F Troop (he was jinxed Private Wrongo Starr).The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Henry Gibson in blue......................CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG PLUS.............