This piece was originally published January 25th, 2010.
On December 20th, 2009 Arnold Stang left the world for that great comedy club in the sky.
I grew up with such admiration for Stang that I felt the indebted to include Arnold Stang, the 2nd selection for this installment of a regular Mystery Box feature called Great Comedians Of The Past.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you:
GREAT COMEDIANS OF THE PAST #2: ARNOLD STANG
Arnold Stang migrated from his 1918 birthplace of Chelsea, MA to Brooklyn and grew up as as a young kid chasing showbiz, stardom and everything else that a lifestyle in the big city could offer him. He was savvy from the get go, winning an audition for a children’s radio show at the age of nine.
Unlike say, the naive child actors who would become the Brady Bunch kids, Stang had drive, focus and adult ambition.