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Brother Theodore - Coral Records Presents...Theodore 1959

On: Monday, November 7, 2011

Brother Theodore
Theodore Gottlieb
Nov 11 1906 - Apr 05 2001 age 94(2001-04-05)
He was born into a wealthy Jewish family in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, where his father was a magazine publisher. Theodore attended the University of Cologne. At age 32, under Nazi rule, he was imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp until he signed over his family's fortune for one Reichsmark. After being deported for chess hustling from Switzerland he went to Austria where Albert Einstein, a family friend and alleged lover of his mother, helped him escape to the United States.
Theodore's career as a monologuist began in California in the late 1940s, with dramatic Poe recitals. He moved to New York City, and by the 1950s his monologues, now darkly humorous, had attracted a cult following. In 1958 he presented a one man show that promoted the idea that human beings should walk on all fours. He reached a wider audience through television, with 36 appearances on The Merv Griffin Show in the 1960s and '70s, and was also a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Joey Bishop Show. As his nightclub and TV appearances in the 1950s and '60s waned, he was forgotten, and he retired in the mid 1970s.
Headstone: Known as Brother Theodore / Solo Performer, Comedian, Metaphysician / "As Long As There is Death, There Is Hope"   ~Source, excerpts: Wikipedia

01 Introduction & Berenice
02 Legend Of The Willow Landscape
03 Curse Of The Toad
04 Quadrupedism

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1 comments on "Brother Theodore - Coral Records Presents...Theodore 1959"

JimG said...

Thank you very much!
When I started this blog I posted files/albums "as is", the way I found them on the 'net or as provided to me. Since getting more serious over the last 6 months about moving towards a site with reliable reference material, I research fresh material much more thoroughly now. I am especially happy when older posts like this are corrected, updated for accuracy.
Thanks, once again, very much. I appreciate the comment! Jim

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