Appeared in a pilot for a sitcom to be called "Medicine Man", with Valerie Allen
and Buster Keaton
. NOTE: The pilot was actually picked up by CBS for the following season, but before filming began Kovacs was killed in an auto accident and the series was dropped.
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
2 Portrayals |
4 Articles |
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[on the 'Ernie Kovacs Show'] This is not primarily a comedy show, this is more or less an experiment that I'm doing. There is a strong element of comedy that runs through it, but it is a unique comedy. My particular affinity for the medium is to make it an electronic one and to use it for it's own intrinsic value and approach. But I don't put it above - nor do I put it below - other forms of ...
Kovacs got custody of his oldest two daughters after his divorce, but in 1953 their mother kidnapped them and they were not returned to him until 1955. After Kovacs died, his widow Edie Adams
successfully fought their birth mother for custody.