Nixon Impersonator David Frye Dies
Here's a live sampler from David Frye. His Nixon, Jack Nicholson and LBJ are great.
Comic and satirist David Frye, who rode a wave of popularity in the 1970s with realistic, biting impressions of Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and other political and celebrity targets, died at the age of 77 in Las Vegas, according to his family.
"I do Nixon not by copying his real actions but by feeling his attitude, which is that he cannot believe that he really is president," Frye told Esquire magazine after "Radio Free Nixon" was released. "He's trying to convince himself when he says, 'I am the president!' And the moving eyes and tongue merely symbolize the way his mind is working," Frye said.