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Bungle Abbey star Charlie Callas dies at 83


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Charlie Callas, who co-starred with Gale in the Lucy-direct pilot Bungle Abbey has died at 83. :(


By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Ken Ritter, Associated Press – 6 mins ago


LAS VEGAS – Charlie Callas, a versatile comedian and sidekick whose zany faces and antics made him a regular for more than four decades on television, in films and on casino stages, has died in Las Vegas. He was 83.


A son, Mark Callas, tells The Associated Press that Callas died Thursday in a hospice.


Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy says the death was from natural causes.


Callas toured with Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, and had a screen part with Jerry Lewis in "The Big Mouth" in 1967.


His facial expressions and rapid-fire comedy also made Callas a favorite on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.


He also worked with Mel Brooks and was the voice of Elliot in Disney's "Pete's Dragon."



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Aw...he's one of the Old School comics we older people on here would really remember fondly! One of the first to add sound effects for further joke enhancement! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5-3eNiv2fc

Yup, he was all over the tube always appearing on talk shows and variety ones all the time, I wasn't a big fan of his Jerry Lewis like face contortions but there's no denying he was hugely successful in show business and was always very entertaining on talk shows regaling us with very funny stories.

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