Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Monroe sang the traditional Happy Birthday to You lyrics in a sultry, intimate voice, with Mr. President inserted as Kennedys name. She continued the song with a snippet from the song, Thanks for the Memory. The song and Monroes performance have been remembered for numerous reasons and it was one of her last major public appearances before her death less than three months on August 5,1962. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who rarely attended Democratic Party events, spent the day at the Loudon Hunt Horse Show with her children John-John, Monroe was accompanied by jazz pianist Hank Jones. President Kennedys birthday celebration was held at the third Madison Square Garden on May 19,1962, the event was a fundraising gala for the Democratic Party. Monroes dress was noted for being made of a sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric, the dress was so tight-fitting that Monroe had difficulty putting it on, she wore nothing under it. It was designed by Jean Louis, peter Lawford was at the event that night to introduce Monroe.
He made a play on the reputation for tardiness by giving her a number of introductions throughout the night. When Monroe finally appeared in a spotlight, Lawford introduced her as the late Marilyn Monroe, Monroe peeled off her white ermine fur coat, revealing the dress, and the audience gasped. The event was staged and produced by Broadway composer and lyricist Richard Adler and it was choreographed by Carol Haney of The Pajama Game fame. Monroes iconic dress was made by designer Jean Louis and originally cost $1,440.33, the dress sold in 1999 at an auction in New York for over US$1.26 million. An unidentified bidder subsequently purchased the dress on November 17,2016 at a Los Angeles auction for $4.8 million, in the 1992 film Waynes World, Mike Myers imitates the song as his character, while Waynes girlfriend Cassandra is on the phone. Spice Girl Geri Halliwell performed the song in 1998 for Prince Charles 50th birthday celebration, replacing the line Happy Birthday, Mr. President with Happy Birthday, american musician Lana Del Rey reenacted the performance in the music video for her song National Anthem, with herself as Monroe
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (film)
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. is a 1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of the play of the title by Edward Albee. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George, with George Segal as Nick, all of the films four main actors were nominated in their respective acting categories. The film won five awards, including a second Academy Award for Best Actress for Elizabeth Taylor, in 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The film centers on the marriage of a middle-aged married couple, George, an associate history professor at a small New England college, and Martha. After they return home drunk from a party, Martha reveals she has invited a young married couple, the guests arrive – Nick, a biology professor, and his wife, Honey. As the four drink and George engage in scathing verbal abuse in front of Nick, the younger couple is first embarrassed and enmeshed.
George is visibly angry that Martha has divulged this information, Martha taunts George aggressively and he retaliates with his usual passive aggression. Martha tells a story about how she humiliated him in front of her father. Marthas taunts continue, and George reacts violently by breaking a bottle and Honey become increasingly unsettled, and Honey, who has had too much to drink, runs to the bathroom to vomit. Martha goes to the kitchen to make coffee, and George, the younger man confesses he was attracted to Honey more for her familys money than passion, and married her only because he mistakenly believed she was pregnant. George describes his own marriage as one of never-ending accommodation and adjustment, George tells a story about a boy he grew up with who had accidentally killed his mother and years later, his father, and ended up living out his days in a mental hospital. Nick admits he aims to charm and sleep his way to the top, when their guests propose leaving, George insists on driving them home.
They approach a roadhouse, and Honey suggests they stop to dance, while Honey and George watch, Nick suggestively dances with Martha, who continues to mock and criticize George. George unplugs the jukebox and announces the game is over, an embarrassed Honey realizes Nick indiscreetly told George about their past and runs from the room. Nick promises revenge on George, and runs after Honey, in the parking lot, George tells his wife he cannot stand the way she constantly humiliates him, and she tauntingly accuses him of having married her for just that reason. Their rage erupts into a declaration of total war, Martha drives off, retrieving Nick and Honey, leaving George to make his way back home on foot. When he arrives home, he discovers the car crashed on the drive and Honey half conscious on the seat and sees Martha
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is part of the Big Three television networks, founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electrics remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBC Universal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke, during a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had an outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ.
This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&Ts manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&Ts telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, the 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its network were incompatible with the companys primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&Ts phone lines for network transmission, the divisions ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse.
NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15,1926, WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On April 5,1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network and this was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network, known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18,1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network, the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. The Orange Network name was removed from use in 1936, at the same time, the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC developed a network for shortwave radio stations, in 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building designed by architect Floyd Brown
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4,1959, to honor, following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 59th Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 2015 to September 2016, was held on February 12,2017, the Grammys had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating a given by their industry similar to the Oscars. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts, after it was decided to create such an award, there was still a question of what to call it, one working title was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison.
They finally settled on using the name of the invention of Emile Berliner, the gramophone, for the awards, the number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. The second Grammy Awards, held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, the gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. In 1990 the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger alloy less prone to damage, Billings developed a zinc alloy named grammium, which is trademarked. The trophies with the name engraved on them are not available until after the award announcements. By February 2009,7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded, the General Field are four awards which are not restricted by genre. Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a full album if other than the performer. Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a single song if other than the performer.
Song of the Year is awarded to the writer/composer of a single song, Best New Artist is awarded to a promising breakthrough performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording that establishes the public identity of that artist. The only two artists to win all four of these awards are Christopher Cross, who won all four in 1980, and Adele, who won the Best New Artist award in 2009 and the other three in 2012 and 2017. Other awards are given for performance and production in specific genres, as well as for other such as artwork. Special awards are given for longer-lasting contributions to the music industry, the many other Grammy trophies are presented in a pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony earlier in the afternoon before the Grammy Awards telecast
Heaven Can Wait (1978 film)
Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American fantasy-comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It was the film adaptation of Harry Segalls play of the same name. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, the cast reunites Beatty and Julie Christie, who starred together in the 1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller and the 1975 Shampoo. A third film adaptation of the play was done in 2001, Joe Pendleton, a backup quarterback for the American football team Los Angeles Rams, is looking forward to leading his team to the Super Bowl. While riding his bicycle through the older west side of one on Kanan-Dume road in Malibu. Once there, he refuses to believe that his time was up and, upon investigation, his body has already been cremated, so a new body must be found. After rejecting several possibilities of men who are about to die, Leo Farnsworth has just been drugged and drowned in his bathtub by his cheating gold digger wife Julia Farnsworth and her lover, Farnsworths personal secretary, Tony Abbott.
Julia and Tony are naturally confused when Leo reappears, Leo buys the Los Angeles Rams to lead them to the Super Bowl as their quarterback. To succeed, he must first convince, and secure the aid of, long-time friend, at the same time, he falls in love with an environmental activist, Betty Logan, who disapproves of the original Farnsworths policies and actions. With the Rams about to play in the Super Bowl, the characters all face a crisis, Mr. Jordan informs Farnsworth that he must give up this body as well. Farnsworth resists, but hints to Betty that she might someday meet someone else and Abbott continue their murderous plans, and Abbott shoots Farnsworth dead. The Rams are forced to another quarterback, Tom Jarrett. A detective, Lt. Krim, interrogates the suspects while they watch the game on TV, with the help of Corkle, he gets Julia and Abbott to incriminate one another. After a brutal hit on the field, Jarrett is himself killed, with Mr. Jordans help, Joe occupies his final body. He is shown snapping to life in Jarretts body, leading the Rams to victory, during the teams post-game celebration, Mr.
Jordan removes Joes memory of his past life and departs. Joe becomes Tom Jarrett and the balance is restored. The one left crestfallen is Corkle, who understands what really happened, Jarrett bumps into Betty while leaving the stadium. They strike up a conversation, and Betty suddenly experiences a realization who he really is, a number of former Los Angeles Rams players have cameo roles in the film, including Deacon Jones, Les Josephson, Jack Snow, Jim Boeke, and Charley Cowan
Mike Nichols was an American film and theatre director, producer and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work across a range of genres, Nichols began his career in the 1950s with the comedy improvisational troupe, The Compass Players, predecessor of The Second City, in Chicago. He teamed up with his partner, Elaine May, to form the comedy duo Nichols. Their live improv acts were a hit on Broadway resulting in three albums, with their debut album winning a Grammy Award, after Nichols and May disbanded their act in 1961, Nichols began directing plays. He soon earned a reputation as a skilled Broadway director with a flair for creating innovative productions and his debut Broadway play was Neil Simons Barefoot in the Park in 1963, with Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. He next directed Luv in 1964 and in 1965 directed another Neil Simon play, Nichols received a Tony Award for each of those plays. Nearly five decades later, he won his sixth Tony Award as best director with a revival of Death of a Salesman in 2012, during his career, he directed or produced over twenty-five Broadway plays.
In 1966, Warner Brothers invited Nichols to direct his first film, Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. starring Elizabeth Taylor, the groundbreaking and acclaimed film led critics to declare Nichols the new Orson Welles. The film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations, winning five and it was a box office hit and became the number 1 film of 1966. His next film was The Graduate in 1967, starring unknown actor Dustin Hoffman, alongside Anne Bancroft, the film was another critical and financial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1967 and receiving seven Academy Award nominations, winning Nichols the Academy Award for Best Directing. Among the other films he directed were Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Working Girl, The Birdcage, along with an Academy Award, Nichols won a Grammy Award, four Emmy Awards and nine Tony Awards. He was a three-time BAFTA Award winner and his other honors included the Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 1999, the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2010.
His films garnered a total of 42 Academy Award nominations and seven wins, Mike Nichols was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin, the son of Brigitte and Pavel Peschkowsky, a physician. His father was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Russian Jewish immigrant family, Nichols fathers family had been wealthy and lived in Siberia, leaving after the Russian Revolution, and settling in Germany around 1920. Nichols mothers family were German Jews and his maternal grandparents were anarchist Gustav Landauer and author Hedwig Lachmann. Nichols is a cousin twice removed of scientist Albert Einstein. His mother eventually joined the family, escaping through Italy in 1940, the family moved to New York City on April 28,1939. His father, whose original Russian name was Pavel Nikolaevich Peschkowsky and he had a successful medical practice in Manhattan, enabling the family to live near Central Park
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to honor artistic achievement in comedy. The award was awarded yearly from 1959 to 1993 and from 2004 to present day, in 1994 the award was restricted to spoken word comedy albums and moved into the spoken field. From through 2003, it was awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album, in 2004 the award was reinstated within the comedy field as the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, once again allowing musical comedy works to be considered. Bill Cosby holds the record for most consecutive wins, with six earned between 1965 and 1970, peter Schickele is the runner-up, with four wins between 1990 and 1993. Official Site of the Grammy Awards
Omnibus (U.S. TV series)
Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series. Omnibus was created by the Ford Foundation, which sought to increase the level of the American public. The show was conceived by James Webb Young who hired Robert Saudek as producer, Saudek believed that Omnibus could raise the level of American taste with educational entertainment. The show was broadcast live, primarily on Sunday afternoons at 4, 00pm EST, Omnibus originally aired on CBS, and on Sunday evenings on ABC. The show was never commercially viable on its own, and sources of funding dwindled after the Ford Foundation ended its sponsorship in 1957. That year, the moved to NBC, where it was irregularly scheduled until 1961. The shows first season had an audience of 4 million. ABC aired a brief revival of the series in 1981, the series won more than 65 awards, including eight Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. The series is held at The Library of Congress and Global ImageWorks, the Bernstein Omnibus programs were released in a 4-DVD set for Region 1 and Region 2 in 2010.
The show, hosted by Alistair Cooke in his American television debut, featured programming about science, the arts. A heavily abridged version of Shakespeares King Lear starring Orson Welles, Leonard Bernstein and Jonathan Winters made their first television appearances in the series. Bernstein gave his first televised music lectures on the program, hans Conried was featured in the 1958 episode What Makes Opera Grand. An analysis by Leonard Bernstein showing the effect of music in opera. Conreid played Marcello in a dramatization of Act III of Puccinis La Bohème. The program demonstrated the effect of the music in La Bohème by having actors speak portions of the libretto in English, followed by opera singers singing the same lines in the original Italian
Elaine May is an American screenwriter, film director and comedian. She made her impact in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines with Mike Nichols, performing as Nichols. After her duo with Nichols ended, May subsequently developed a career as a director and she has been twice nominated for an Academy Award, for Heaven Can Wait and the Nichols-directed Primary Colors. In 1996, she reunited with Nichols to write the screenplay for The Birdcage, after studying acting with theater coach Maria Ouspenskaya in Los Angeles, she moved to Chicago in 1955 and became a founding member of the Compass Players, an improvisational theater group. May began working alongside Nichols, who was in the group, and together began writing and performing their own comedy sketches. In 1957 they both quit the group to form their own act and May, in New York. Jack Rollins, who produced most of Woody Allens films, said their act was so startling, so new, I was stunned by how really good they were. They performed nightly to mostly sold-out shows, in addition to making various TV, in their comedy act, they created satirical clichés and character types which made fun of the new intellectual and social order that was just emerging at the time.
In doing so, she was instrumental in removing the stereotype of women being unable to succeed at live comedy, they became an inspiration to many younger comedians, including Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin. Their relatively brief time together as comedy stars led New York talk show host Dick Cavett to call their act one of the meteors in the sky. Gerald Nachman noted that Nichols and May are perhaps the most ardently missed of all the comedians of their era. May was born Elaine Iva Berlin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1932, as a child, Elaine performed with her father in his traveling Yiddish theater company, which he took around the country. Her stage debut on the road was at the age of three, and she played the character of a generic little boy named Benny. Because the troupe toured extensively, May had been in over 50 different schools by the time she was ten, may says she hated school and would spend her free time at home reading fairy tales and mythology. Her father died when she was 11 years old, and she and her mother moved to Los Angeles and she dropped out when she was fourteen years old.
Two years later, aged sixteen, she married Marvin May and they had one child, Jeannie Berlin, who became an actress and screenwriter. The couple divorced in 1960, and she married lyricist Sheldon Harnick in 1962, in 1964, May married her psychoanalyst, Dr. David L. Rubinfine, they remained married until his death in 1982. Mays current longtime companion is director Stanley Donen, whom she has dated since 1999, Donen claims to have proposed marriage about 172 times
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
The film was released on December 22,1967, received positive reviews and grossed $104.9 million. With the figures adjusted for inflation the films gross is $754 million, in 1996, The Graduate was selected for preservation in the U. S. National Film Registry as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Initially, the film was placed at number 7 on AFIs 100 Years, when AFI revised the list in 2007, the film was moved to number 17. Benjamin, visibly uncomfortable as his parents deliver accolades and neighborhood friends ask him about his future plans, Mrs. Robinson, the neglected wife of his fathers law partner, insists that he drive her home. Benjamin is coerced inside to have a drink and Mrs. Robinson attempts to seduce him and she invites him up to her daughter Elaines room to see her portrait and enters the room naked, making it clear that she is available to him. Benjamin initially rebuffs her but a few days after his scuba demonstration on his birthday, Benjamin spends the remainder of the summer drifting around in the pool by day, purposefully neglecting to select a graduate school, and seeing Mrs.
Robinson at the hotel by night. He discovers that he and Mrs. Robinson have nothing to talk about, after Benjamin pesters her one evening, Mrs. Robinson reveals that she entered into a loveless marriage when she accidentally became pregnant with Elaine. Both Mr. Robinson and Benjamin’s parents encourage him to call on Elaine although Mrs. Robinson makes her disapproval clear, Benjamin takes Elaine on a date but tries to sabotage it by ignoring her, driving recklessly and taking her to a strip club. After Elaine runs out of the club in tears Benjamin has a change of heart, realizes how rude he was to her. To preempt a furious Mrs. Robinson, who threatens to tell Elaine her version of their affair, Elaine is distraught and returns to Berkeley. Benjamin pursues her there and tries to talk to her and she reveals that her mothers story is that he raped her while she was drunk, and refuses to believe that it was in fact Mrs. Robinson who seduced Benjamin. After much discussion over several days, Benjamin begins to talk her around, after discovering the affair Mr.
Mr. Robinson forces Elaine to drop out of college and takes her away to marry Carl, a classmate with whom she had briefly been involved. Returning to Pasadena in search of Elaine, Benjamin breaks into the Robinson home and she tells him he will not be able to stop the wedding and calls the police claiming that her house is being burgled. Benjamin visits Carl’s fraternity brothers who tell him that the wedding is in Santa Barbara and he rushes to the church and arrives just as Elaine is married. He bangs on the glass at the back of the church, after a brief hesitation, Elaine screams out Ben. and starts to run toward him. A brawl ensues as guests try to stop Elaine and Benjamin from leaving together, Elaine manages to break free from her mother, who slaps her. Benjamin manages to keep the guests at bay by using a large cross, both he and Elaine run into the street to flag down a passing bus and take the back seat, elated at their victory. As the bus drives away, they smile, but there were numerous actors considered or tested for, or who wanted, roles in the film
Sheldon Shelley Berman is an American comedian, writer, teacher and poet. Berman was born in Chicago, the son of Irene and his acting career began with an acting company in Woodstock, Illinois. Leaving Woodstock in 1949, Shelley and his wife Sarah made their way to New York City. To make ends meet, Shelley found employment as a director, cab driver, speech teacher, assistant manager of a drug store. Eventually, Berman found work as a writer for The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. Berman started as a actor, receiving his training at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, honing his acting skills in stock companies in and around Chicago. In the mid-1950s, he became a member of Chicagos Compass Players, while performing improvised sketches with Compass, Berman began developing solo pieces, often employing an imaginary telephone to take the place of an onstage partner. In 1957, Berman landed his first job as a comedian at Mister Kellys in Chicago, which led to other bookings. His comedy albums earned him three gold records and he won the first Grammy Award for a non-musical recording and he was the first standup comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Berman would go on to appear on numerous TV specials and all of the variety shows of the day. He starred on Broadway in A Family Affair and continued stage work in The Odd Couple. Fiddler on the Roof, Two by Two, Im Not Rappaport, La Cage aux Folles, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Bermans voice was used as the inspiration for the voice of Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Fibber Fox, as done by Daws Butler. Bermans success as a comedian enabled him to continue with his first love - acting, in 1962, he portrayed the role of Mendel Sorkin in the episode, The Peddler, on CBSs Rawhide. Comedic and dramatic acting roles on television began to come his way, including appearances on episodes of The Twilight Zone, Peter Gunn, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Adam-12, Emergency. Brothers, Night Court, MacGyver, L. A. Law, Walker, Texas Ranger, The King of Queens, Greys Anatomy, Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, CSI, NY and he had a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Walter & Emily. From 2002 to 2009, Berman appeared as Larry Davids aged father on Curb Your Enthusiasm, among Bermans film credits are Dementia, The Best Man, Divorce American Style, Every Home Should Have One, Beware.
The Blob, Rented Lips, Teen Witch, The Last Producer, Meet the Fockers, The Holiday, Berman has been married to Sarah Herman since April 19,1947. The two met while they were studying acting at Chicagos Goodman Theatre, in the mid-1960s, Berman and wife Sarah adopted two children, son Joshua and daughter Rachel