Born on April 9: Avery Schreiber

Avery Schreiber

Avery Schreiber would be 85 years old today. (He passed away of a heart attack at age 66.) “The team of [Jack] Burns and Schreiber appeared often on several television shows, including ”The Ed Sullivan Show” and ”Hollywood Palace.” They also had a summer comedy-variety series, ”The Burns and Schreiber Show,” on ABC in 1973.[…]After the two went their separate ways, Mr. Schreiber became a popular fixture in Doritos commercials, appearing as a chef, sultan, judge, pilot or other character who would be distracted by people crunching on the chips.” (The New York Times)

“It was a marriage of opposites,” Burns said of their onstage chemistry. “He was Jewish, I was Irish. He was mellow and sweet and optimistic and I was angry and cynical and pessimistic.” (Los Angeles Times)

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