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Musical comedian who released singles like the classic “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.”
His first efforts at song parody sold poorly, but eventually, with help from Harpo Marx and George Burns, he got a record deal with Warner Bros.
His song “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours,” was a Billboard #2 hit and won a 1964 Grammy Award for comedy.
He was born into a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, inheriting his portly physique from his father.
John F. Kennedy may have helped to make Sherman a star, with rumors he was singing “Sarah Jackman” in a hotel lobby.
How did Allan Sherman die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||48 years|
|Birthday||November 30, 1924|
|Death date||November 20, 1973|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I have always lived beyond my means. I am still trying to live beyond my means, but it is getting harder all the time. I am very rich.Allan Sherman
I had moved out of the Edison Hotel because I couldn’t pay the bill and was living at the Lincoln Hotel, where I couldn’t pay the bill either, but it was cheaper.Allan Sherman
Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting killed in an automobile crash. It always happens to somebody else.Allan Sherman
Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.Allan Sherman
Well, you might as well imitate your own program because if you don’t, someone else will.Allan Sherman