Date of Birth:
23 January 1919
Ernie Kovacs played in 3 movies in the Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Western, Drama, Thriller genres.
Ernie Kovacs got succeed with average imdb rating 6.9.
Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA.
Many of the kinescopes he made on the DuMont television network have been lost.
Created the first kaleidoscopic images on live television with a large metal can with two mirrors inside of it, taped to the lens of a television camera.
When he died, he owed the IRS several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes (he felt the tax system was unfair, and simply refused to pay it). His widow, Edie Adams, made television commercials and did other work to finally pay the back taxes, refusing help from her celebrity friends. She now owns all the rights to all of Ernie Kovacs' surviving television work.
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