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75 years in Show Biz!

The Ambassador of JOY brings You a man of JOY: Michael Mann. Michael has been in the entertainment industry since age five. Michael entered the business as a model and was one of the pioneers in live television. Michael worked with such celebrities as Milton Berle, Ernie Kovacs, Ed Sullivan, Jimmy Durante, Perry Como, Sid Caesar, Ed Wynn, and Danny Thomas. He has appeared in over 300 live dramatic and comedy productions and in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions with such talents as Betty Davis, Eva Gabor, Elliott Gould, Liza Minnelli, Jose Ferrer and Theodore Bikel. In 1975, Michael moved to Los Angeles where he worked with such actors as Carroll O’Connor, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, and Danny Devito. Barry and Michael will have You asking for more. This will be such a FUNN Episode.

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Show Notes:

  • 11:07 – Barry’s Rousing Introduction
  • 12:58 – Michael shares his backstory on how his acting career started
  • 25:50 – Michael’s involvement in Broadway back in 1951
  • 33:32 – What it means to grow up in New York and being a baseball fan
  • 49: 23 – Barry’s Interesting Wrap Up

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About Michael Kenneth Mann


Michael Kenneth Mann is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of film and television who is best known for his distinctive style of crime drama. His most acclaimed works include the films Thief, Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, Collateral, and Public Enemies.