|Mike Kellin, Eddie Bracken...|
Ray Walston, Mike Kellon...
Jack Klugman, Eddie Bracken...
Eddie Bracken, Herb Edelman...
E. G. Marshall, Dennis O'Keefe...
Dan Dailey, Elliot Reid...
Dan Dailey, Richard Benjamin...
Phil Foster, George Gobel...
More from Kliph Nesteroff on Gobel & Foster in The Odd Couple:
Phil Foster, Nipsey Russell
Phil Foster, Tom Poston
Phil Foster, Joe Flynn
Tom Poston, Jess Cain
Tom Poston, Dan Dailey
George Gobel, Mike Kellin
Art Carney who originated the role of Felix on Broadway now playing Oscar,
co-starring Don Knotts as Felix
Carney and Knotts posed with the cast
E.G. Marshall, Shelley Berman...
Richard B. Shull/Victo Raider-Wexler
Robert Alda, MacIntyre Dixon
Tony Randall, Mickey Rooney...
Ray Rayner, Dale Benson
Jo Anne Worley, Sandy Dennis
Stella Stevens, Sandy Dennis
Sandy Dennis, Kaye Ballard
Barbara Feldon/Rita McKenzie
Lee Meriwether, Marla Adams
Barbara Eden, Rita McKenzie
Tim Conway, Tom Poston...
art by Jack Davis
Pat Harrington, Tim Conway
Jamie Farr, William Christopher
Bernie Kopell, William Christopher
James Drury/Roy Stuart
1991, one performance on Broadway starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall,
Playbill art also by Jack Davis, originally created for TV GUIDE
an all-star cast, including Abe Vigoda
Dick Shawn, Jack Carter...
Jack Carter, Scott McKay
Victor Spinetti, Ken Wayne (Jack Klugman)
Jack Klugman Victor Spinetti
G.W. Bailey, Larry Hovis
Carmine Caridi, Patrick Baldauff
Jason Miller, Charles Murphy
Charles Nelson Riley, Darryl Hickman
Gerard Kelly, Craig Ferguson
Don Freese, Read Hanback
Norwegian Odd Couple (1967)
Bob Denver, Bob Basso...
Milt Kamen, Arnold Stang...
Stubby Kaye (who filled in for Arnold Stang)
Jesse White (and Henry Morgan)
Jesse White, Ray Walston
The Westgate dinner theatre
Sheboygan Theatre Company
Fort Worth Community Theater
Raleigh Dinner Theatre
Hole in the Wall Theatre
Harlequin Dinner Theatre
Fulton Opera House
Phoenix Little Theater...
A Delaware production
Ernest Borgnine, Don Rickles...
Robert Horton, Junior Waters
Don Meredith, Frank Gifford
Demond Wilson, Ron Glass
And what could have been...
Thanks To Kliph Nesteroff, Carol Bertolotti, Tor Lier, Burt Kearns, Alan Cranston
Special thanks to John Wendler
Wow!And Lou Tiano as "MURRY", my favorite credit.ReplyDelete
Dan Dailey looks just like John Kasich!ReplyDelete
Sorry to be nitpicky: it's Eddie >Bracken<.Otherwise what an array of actors! The Borgnine/Rickles matchup should have been taped and archived!ReplyDelete
I saw Don Ameche and thought, "Eddie Bracken," and there he was. Arnold Stang never made it? Sterling Holloway? (We used to have Arnold's Waggish Tales LP in our house when I was a kid. You must have that one.)ReplyDelete
I see Ernest Borgnine and Don Rickles and I think, "They had two Oscars?" They could have renamed it "The Ordinary Couple." "I Could See How Those Two Guys Could Get Along."
When cast for the Broadway production, Walter Matthau wanted to play Felix, because he considered it more of an acting challengeDelete
Thanks for the reminder Robert, Arnold Stang (and Milt Kamen) have been added.ReplyDelete
If science perfects time travel, I'm going to see the Jack Carter/Dick Shawn production.ReplyDelete
Loving this! It inspired an email thread between a bunch of my friends, naming the productions we'd most like to have seen. As I was casting my vote for the Jack Klugman/Victor Spinetti (!) production, my autocorrect made a change that inspired THIS: https://twitter.com/legslambert/status/715219760938672128ReplyDelete
I would have loved to have seen the Art Carney / Don Knotts and/or Milt Kamen / Arnold Stang versionsReplyDelete
Was there one that Jason Alexander & Martin Short did?ReplyDelete
Possibly, but not very odd.ReplyDelete
Alexander and Short did The Producers in LA, not the Odd Couple-Michael KrausReplyDelete
I saw the Jesse White-Roy Stuart version at the Ivar Theater in Hollywood. It was quite wonderful.ReplyDelete
I remember sitting next to Roy Stuart in 1975 at Larry Parks's memorial at the Mark Taper. I was 14 and only knew him from Gomer Pyle at the time. I wanted to say something but was too shy.Delete
Alexander and Short did reading/performances of The Odd Couple for a couple nights in LA. In 1970, Short and Eugene Levy starred in the play's first Canadian production.ReplyDelete
The Sherman Hemsley-starring version of Odd Couple happened in Stoneham, Massachusetts in 2003. I attended one of the performances, and Sherman was excellent as Oscar. Felix was supposed to be played by Pat Morita! But sadly Pat had to drop out of the production for health reasons very shortly before the show opened.ReplyDelete
I hereby declare an immediate and complete cessation of scientific activity worldwide, so international scientific endeavor can be solely focused on building me a goddamned time machine to go back in time to see E.G. Marshall and Shelley Berman in The Odd Couple.ReplyDelete
There was benefit performance with Klugman and Randall at UCLA Royce Hall in 1990. Abe Vigoda was Murray, Bill Macy was Speed, Orson Bean was Roy, Dick VanPatten was Vinny. Mercedes Ruehl was one of the Pidgeon Sisters. ( I forgot the other one)ReplyDelete
Jamie Farr and William Christopher have done a lotta stuff together - they were cast together in Gomer Pyle, USMC, the movie, With Six You Get Eggroll, MASH and After MASH, as well as touring The Odd CoupleReplyDelete
Harry Morgan went on The Dick Cavett Show and COMPLAINED about working with major turd-in-the-punchbowl Jesse White on THE ODD COUPLE.ReplyDelete
Morgan complained about working with Jesse White to Tom Synder on The Tomorrow show.ReplyDelete
One of my favorite roles ever was as Vinny in a community theatre production with nobody famous. Almost choked on Felix's sandwich. Not ENOUGH mayonnaise...ReplyDelete