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Birth Name: Ernie Kovacs
Born: 01/23/1919
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 01/12/1962

Born in Trenton, NJ on Jan. 23, 1919, Ernest Edward Kovacs was the son of Hungarian tavern owner Andrew Kovacs, who also operated as a highly successful bootlegger during Prohibition. After his parents separated, Kovacs and his mother lived together in a one-room flat divided down the middle by a blanket. He often played hooky during the early days of his education and was not all that much more dedicated in high school, but he grew to love singing operettas and earned an acting scholarship at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The youth toiled hard in stock company roles and finally scored significant attention when he participated in a Broadway talent search, but this did not immediate... Continue Bio >>


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