British-American comedian and violinist who was famous for his one-liners, the best known of which was 'Take my wife...please.' He was also known for playing interludes on his violin during his sets.
He published and printed a series of 'comedy cards' while working as an orchestra musician.
He had a cameo in the infamous Copacabana scene in Goodfellas as himself.
He had two children, a son Gary and a daughter Marilyn, with his wife Sadie, who was often the butt of his jokes.
He appeared in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In with Goldie Hawn.