Known to be an able provider of topical joke material for Academy Award hosts (notably Billy Crystal). Also for comedy personalities on the road such as Bette Midler.
Hefty, quipping American gag writer who turned celebrity after becoming a wisecracking regular on the revamped "Hollywood Squares" game show (located next to Whoopi Goldberg in the left center square).
Had a musical comedy background, claiming to have done every Stubby Kaye role there was.
Attended Ohio State University in the 1960's as a theater and journalism student.
Bruce: (commenting on his strenuous undertaking in the tour of "Hairspray") Musicals have clearly gotten more physical. You never saw Ethel Merman doing step aerobics. The real culprit in all this is not even the costume designer but the choreographer, that malicious spawn of Gwen Verdon and Satan.