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Kovacs, Ernie 1919-1962

Overview
Works: 217 works in 398 publications in 4 languages and 6,654 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  Television comedies  Television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Creator, Production personnel, Scribe, Director, Speaker, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ernie Kovacs
North to Alaska by Katherine Key( Visual )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Klondike, 1900. A hard-drinking, hard-driving prospector must protect his claim to a gold-mine ... and a San Francisco beauty
Bell, book and candle by Richard Quine( Visual )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publisher slowly becomes aware that his new girl friend is a witch
It happened to Jane by Doris Day( Visual )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Osgood a single mom of two finds herself in the live lobster business. When her first big order turns up dead it kills her chances for a successful season. Discovering that budget cuts at the railroad are to blame she goes up against the railroad's tyrannical owner to make this season not a complete loss
Our man in Havana( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service. He becomes an unlikely agent in Cuba. To avoid working while cashing the checks, Wormold spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. When the local coppers decode his fake messages, all hell breaks loose in Havana and Wormold must become the spy he dreads in order to survive his own swindle
The best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created from over 600 hours of footage, this set includes never-before-seen material as well as over 100 classic Kovacs comedy bits and routines. Also seen is footage from Kovacs' game show Take a Good Look, Ernie associate Edie Adams' infamous Marilyn Monroe imitation and interviews with his associates and admirers. Ernie Kovacs was a comedy genius whose innovations are remarkable; he could also be quite daring in his satires, especially for the time. But innovative or daring though his comedy may have been, it was always utterly hilarious
The Ernie Kovacs collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Television's original genius. In the infancy of any medium, there will be someone who realize its potential well before anyone else. Ernie Kovacs was such a visionary, and between 1951 and 1962 he broke rules that hadn't even been made yet, creating a television "language" that is now taken for granted. ... over 13 hours of programs that span the all-too-brief but brilliant television career of this hugely influential comic artist."--Container
Zoomar; a novel by Ernie Kovacs( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers when we meet by David Bowie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas stars as Larry Coe, a gifted architect who, unhappily married, falls in love with his beautiful neighbor Maggie (Novak), whose marriage is also on the rocks
The best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of bits and routines from various television shows featuring Ernie Kovacs
How to talk at gin by Ernie Kovacs( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kim Novak collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle of the Night: A young woman is in a relationship with her boss, nearly twice her age, and their families' disapproval threatens their happiness
Operation mad ball by Richard Quine( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored Army private wages a war of wits when he tries to throw a party under the nose of his obnoxious commanding officer
The Best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features classic bits from the early television shows, including the "crazy" 1812 Overture; a parody of 1950's TV Westerns; the Musical Office; the Kitchen Symphony; the woman-in-a-tub skits; various bow & arrow blackouts; and the "Whom Dunnit" game show
Kings of comedy : the most famous comedians in the history of radio( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten original radio broadcasts from the golden age of radio. Featuring famous comedians in the history of radio
The Best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miklos Molnar makes "Chicken Molnar"; Auntie Gruesome tells the stories Rapunzel and Cinderella; poet Percy Dovetonsils reads "Ode from a Germ's Eye Viewpoint"; and the Nairobi Trio perform. Plus, the best of the oscilloscope gags
The Best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Kovacs' best musical parodies, including the gorilla Swan Lake ballet; the Dinner Symphony; a street scene set to Bartok; a cheap Italian TV version of "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" spoofing Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald; and more
Ernie Kovacs : the ABC specials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before his untimely death at the age of 42, television pioneer Ernie Kovacs left us with a sublime body of comedy work whose influence can be seen on everything from Monty Python to SNL and David Letterman. He made eight TV specials for ABC in 1961, the final year of his life, and they show Kovacs at the peak of his creative experimentation with the medium, featuring many of his comic masterpieces and iconic set pieces. Five of these programs are presented here in complete uncut form, along with many of his celebrated - and delightfully offbeat - commercials for Dutch Masters cigars
The Best of Ernie Kovacs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features material from the final "Eugene" broadcast, and includes one of Kovacs' most famous routines, the Tilted Table sketch. Plus, various "Mack the Knife" gags, the comic Dutch Masters commercials, and assorted Kovacs characters
The Ernie Kovacs record collection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ernie Kovacs album by Ernie Kovacs( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs actrice américaine

Ernie Kovacs actriz estadounidense

Ernie Kovacs americký herec a komik

Ernie Kovacs Amerikaans acteur (1919-1962)

Ernie Kovacs amerikansk skådespelare

Ernie Kovacs amerikansk skuespiller

Ernie Kovacs attore statunitense

Ernie Kovacs US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Komiker und Musiker

Kovacs, Ernest Edward

Эрни Ковач

アーニー・コバックス

厄尼·科瓦克斯

Languages
English (159)

German (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)