Label: Epic - FLS 15120 • Series: Footlight Series • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Comedy, Spoken Word, Poetry
Gibson made his living working the margins in dozens of films and TV shows. However, Laugh-In made him a star. Wearing clerical garb and sipping tea, he would calmly circulate in the show's frenetic cocktail-party scene, deliver a one-liner and then melt into the crowd. As a simpering poet, he would hold a flower and announce, with deadpan formality: "A Poem, by Henry Gibson.
However, as egomaniacal Haven Hamilton in Robert Altman's Nashville," The Broken Vow - Converge - Jane Live showed he could do more than sketch comedy.
His performance as an evil-tempered superpatriot earned him the National Society of Film Critics' award for best supporting actor. Gibson, whose real name was James Bateman, was born in in Philadelphia and at the age of eight he Patacake - Henry Gibson - The Grass Menagerie (Or A Flower Childs Garden Of Verses) acting. After earning a bachelor's degree at Catholic University of America inhe served in France as an intelligence officer in the US air force.
In the early s he and Jon Voight, a college friend, hit on a scheme to get their acting careers off the ground. Gibson wangled a booking for the act, at which point Voight bowed out. Gibson recited his poetry, tickled the audience and was invited back.
Small and offbeat comic roles followed. Gibson's appearances on Laugh-In from to opened up a wide variety of film and TV roles, usually small, but often choice. Inhe married Lois Geiger, who died in He died of cancer just days before his birthday and is survived by three sons.
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