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Pinky Lee

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Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Apr 3, 1993 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1907
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Apr 3, 1993 (85)

About

Comic who became the host of the popular NBC children's television show, Vaudeville until his collapse during a live broadcast.

Before Fame

He was a slapstick comic on the vaudeville stage, favoring the kind off-color jokes that left many wondering about his transition to children's comedy.

Trivia

Frequently working 100-hour weeks, the strain on his body finally caught up with him when he collapsed with a severe sinus attack in 1955; the networks, afraid he might collapse in front of the kids again, were reluctant to let him back on air.

Family Life

He was born to his parents in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1932 he married Bebe Dancis Lee and they had two children.

Associated With

Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, based his zany children's show character almost exactly on his.

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