Marty Brill (comedian)
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Martin S. Brill (May 6, 1932 – January 23, 2021) was an American comedian, writer, actor and musician who appeared regularly on 1960s and 1970s TV in both variety shows (The Ed Sullivan Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show) and sitcoms (The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show). In the late 1970s, Marty Brill did some writing in the 1970s for the "New Soupy Sales Show," also occasionally playing characters on the show, especially after Soupy's longtime sidekick (Clyde Adler) took ill during production of the series. He also was the lyricist for the short lived 1964 Broadway musical Cafe Crown.
|Born||May 6, 1932|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 23, 2021(aged 88)|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, comedy writer, musician|
Brill was born in Chicago, Illinois in May 1932. He also voiced King Koo Koo in the 1977 film Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure and sang one of the film's songs. He died in January 2021 at the age of 88.
He was involved with a comedy album called "The Other Family". This was a take-off on "The First Family" but about the Khrushchevs in the Kremlin.
He dubbed The Six Shooter into Japanese - mentioned on SiriusXM Radio Classics.
|1969||Angel, Angel, Down We Go||Maitre D'|
|1977||Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure||King Koo Koo||Voice|
|1984||The Pope of Greenwich Village||Mel|
|1985||Basic Training||General Strombs|
|1987||Talking Walls||Floyd||(final film role)|
- Aveleyman: Marty Brill
- Writers Guild of America: In Memoriam 2021
- Billboard – August 18, 1956 p.65 "Timber 72 Brill gives a dramatic reading to this folkish ode."
- Marty Brill & Larry Foster – James Blonde ("The Man From T.A.N.T.E.") (Discogs)