Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Benny Rubin

Benny Rubin was an actor who was known for his ability to talk in many dialects. This trait was put to use in his many movie and tv appearances, and many of his roles were of a comedic nature.

In 1980, I called Mr. Rubin, who was listed in the Los Angeles phone directory. He didn't sound too well, talked softly and seemed to be tired. Maybe I woke him, I don't know, as he was polite but obviously not up to talking. I told him I'd write to him and send a photo for signing.

I mailed the photo the next day, and two weeks later, he returned it, signed with only his first name.

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