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Ernie Kovacs Overview:

Actor, Ernie Kovacs, was born Ernest Edward Kovacs on Jan 23, 1919 in Trenton, NJ. Kovacs died at the age of 43 on Jan 13, 1962 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Kovacs was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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Ernie Kovacs Quotes:

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Capt. Charlie Stark: [asking for a can of beer] Hit me!


Lt. Nora McKay: Marriage is out.
Capt. Charlie Stark: What's so out about it?
Lt. Nora McKay: You're a sky tramp.
Capt. Charlie Stark: No, but that's all over! I'm gonna stick in this Air Force.
Lt. Nora McKay: Well, "stick" is the right word! Why do you think you're still a captain?
Capt. Charlie Stark: I guess I just can't get any generals to die.
Lt. Nora McKay: Oh, it's because you're irresponsible and they know it. Like that time in Washington - they want officers, not jockeys!
Capt. Charlie Stark: Great. Once in my life I buzz a little building. How'd I know it was the Supreme Court?
Lt. Nora McKay: Well, if you had any sense, you'd stop buzzing around in airplanes. You'd take a desk job.
Capt. Charlie Stark: I don't think I could learn to fly a desk.


Capt. Segura: Some people expect to be tortured, others are outraged by it.


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Ernie Kovacs Facts
Many of the kinescopes he made on the DuMont television network have been lost.

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 successfully fought their mother for their custody.

Daughter actress Mia Kovacs died in an auto accident on 8 May 1982. Daughter Kippie Kovacs died after a long bout of ill health on 28 July 2001.

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