Jackie Vernon

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Birthday
29, 1924
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 10, 1987 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1924
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 10, 1987 (63)

About

Stand-up comic and voice artist who was known as the King of Deadpan, as he would deliver jokes in a low-key, unassuming manner. He was a regular fixture on the Merv Griffin Show and he also spent time working as Judy Garland's opening act.

Before Fame

Before stumbling into stand-up, he worked a variety of menial jobs throughout the nation. His buddy, Dick Brooks, claimed that most of these gigs took place in strip clubs.

Trivia

In 1969, he voiced the character of Frosty the Snowman on a CBS holiday special.

Family Life

He was married to Hazel Vernon until his death in 1987, after he suffered a heart attack.

Associated With

He periodically performed as the opening act for Judy Garland during the 1960s.

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