Posted ByJerry Dumar on June 09, 2002 at 22:54:46:
In Reply to: John L. C. Sivoney / Crazy Guggenheim posted byRadio Fan on May 21, 2002 at 14:31:18:
: In a biographical interview, Jackie Gleason claimed that the character, "Crazy Guggenheim", was based on a real person that lived in Gleason's childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn (New York, USA), that everyone called "Puke".
: Also, in response to an earlier comment, apparently when Mr. Fontaine did the "John L.C. Sivoney" character on the Jack Benny radio program, he DID effect the same ridiculous facial expression that he did on the Gleason TV show, for many times, you'll hear Benny say, while trying to stifle a laugh, "I can't even LOOK at him!"
I remember the character John L C Sivoni for around 1953 and I did an fair impression of him and performed (for my family) a routine that he did about little red riding hood. I wish I could find out if there exists a recording of this routine. Any info?