When Variety Was King

When Variety Was King

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Frank Peppiatt was the most popular producer of his time - a time when variety television was king. He created Hee Haw, the number-one show on TV. He wrote and produced shows for Jackie Gleason, Andy Williams, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Sonny and Cher and Perry Como. He even invented the rock TV show Hullabaloo. Peppiatt, a man who spent his life behind the scenes writing comedy and turning entertainers into household names, now recounts his own remarkable life story: a humble Canadian boy who grew up to create iconic American TV shows amid a cast of Hollywood celebs.The a#39;ZOs were still roaring and the stock market was soaring, but when I turned two, people stopped smiling at me and ... On New Yeara#39;s Eve, Grandpa Grant would have my mother wake me up just before midnight and put me outside the frontanbsp;...

Title:When Variety Was King
Author: Frank Peppiatt
Publisher:ECW Press - 2013-04-01

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