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:

Capt. Charlie Stark: There's a lot of things wrong with me, and one of them is I'm love with ya! I was even crazy enough to wanna marry ya.
Lt. Nora McKay: Oh, I can see it now - it'd be a beautiful ceremony, in a vine-covered church with you parachuting through the roof.
Capt. Charlie Stark: Look, don't worry how I get there; you just run your end of the store. All you have to do is sit around looking pretty, rack up a few babies, and keep some cold cans of beer in the icebox.


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


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


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

It is suspected that his death in a car crash was caused by losing control of the steering as he was trying to light a cigar by striking a match against his shoe sole. He hated to use lighters, believing they ruined the taste of a cigar.

His daughter Kippie was married to Burt Lancaster's son, screenwriter Bill Lancaster. She had one daughter, Keigh.

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