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Charlie Callas has died at 83

One of my favorite 60s and 70s comedians, Charlie Callas has died in Las Vegas at 83. A regular television guest on Carson, Merv Griffen, Ed Sullivan and Gleason, Charlie had a face that could be twisted into rubbery responses to any concept.

Callas made movies for Mel Brooks, was roasted by Dean Martin and did a little of everything in the comedy field.

According to Tony Belmont, executive director of the National Comedy Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, Fla.:

“There were two things he could do that made his career. He could think very fast on his feet, and he had an unbelievable number of sounds that he made with his voice.”