Several years ago I finally tracked down and listened to some of their comedy routines and watched some of their old shows or appearances on shows like The Ed Sullivan Show. Guess what? They WERE funny! I have since watched their DVD collections and read the book about their fights with the CBS network. In a special slash difficult time, they were men with class.
Today is Dick Smothers' birthday. He was born on November 20, 1939 in New York City. He's the "straight man" with the bass who plays off his older brother Tom's lunacy. Plus he's a hell of a harmonizer, a drag car racer, and a musician. For the past several years, he's been running their vineyard in California.
Happy Birthday, Dick Smothers!
Many Happy Returns!