Monday, September 08, 2008

Are You Old Enough to Remember Her?

Are you old enought to remember the comedian Totie Fields? If not, she was a top performer from the 60's and 70's, best remembered for her acts on The Ed Sullivan Show and live shows in Las Vegas. She made irreverent fun of her weight problems and just about everything else. When in Vegas, she could get away with a lot more risque humor that Sullivan would not tolerate. I came across videos of her show at the Sahara after her return from a leg amputation due to complications from a blood clot. Tragically, she died two years later. I had forgotten how funny she was. Here's a clip that really made me bust out laughing late last night.

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