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Foster Brooks

Born May 11, 1912

Foster Brooks was an American actor and comedian most famous for his portrayal of a lovable drunken man in nightclub performances and television programs.

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1912 Birth Foster Brooks was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 11, 1912. … Read More


1937 25 Years Old Brooks gained some measure of fame for his reporting of the Ohio River flood of 1937, where he was featured on emergency broadcasts by WHAS and also WSM (AM) out of Nashville, Tennessee.


1952 40 Years Old In 1952, Brooks appeared on local television in a short-lived spoof of Gene Autry and his "Singing Cowboys." … Read More


1964 52 Years Old Brooks drew upon his own battles with alcohol for his act. However, during his period of greatest fame, Brooks rarely drank. Of giving up drinking to win a bet in 1964, Brooks said, "A fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn't quit, and I haven't had a drink since. … Read More
1968 56 Years Old He would occasionally make cameo appearances in which his character was perfectly sober, such as his appearance in a 1968 episode of Adam-12 playing a straight-laced citizen who tries to get out of a parking ticket by dropping the name of an officer senior to the main characters. … Read More


1977 65 Years Old Brooks appeared in the 1977 Johnny Cash television special, A Concert: Behind Prison Walls, where he portrayed himself as a drunken man and also sang the song "Half as Much". … Read More
2000 88 Years Old He is also referenced on an episode of Get a Life called "Paperboy 2000". … Read More
2001 90 Years Old Brooks died on December 20, 2001, at his home in Encino, California from heart failure. … Read More
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