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MrScorpio (65,291 posts)
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Abe Vigoda... (Original post)
Response to madinmaryland (Reply #3)
Sun Jul 7, 2013, 09:22 PM
ConcernedCanuk (13,509 posts)
4. I think Abe would be quite happy to be in DU's Lounge.
I remember him well as Fish in Barney Miller -
a little history:
While living in Los Angeles, I'd jog three to five miles a day. One morning jogging, my agent calls about a new series called Barney Miller, saying, "Go there at once."
Well, I was tired and exhausted ... I must have run five miles that morning. I said. "I have to go home and take a shower."
"No, no, no. go right now to Studio City, you're very right for it, they know you from The Godfather, they want to see you."
"With my shorts?"
Danny Arnold and Ted Flicker, the producers, look at me, I look at them, they look at me again. "You look tired."
"Of course I'm tired, I jogged five miles this morning, I'm exhausted."
"Yeah, yeah, tell me, you look like you have hemorrhoids."
"What are you, a doctor or a producer?"
— Abe Vigoda, quoted in Louis Zorich's What Have You Done?: The Inside Stories of Auditioning—from the Ridiculous to the Sublime (2009)
Abe at 92