On Victor Borge
February 18, 2008 2:39 AM Subscribe
posted by disillusioned (29 comments total)
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A world-class comedian, Victor Borge could please a crowd with his Phonetic Punctuation
or Inflationary Language
bits. But he was also a brilliant pianist, as showcased when he improvised an impressive encore
to a piece he had only heard and never played before, much to his apparent delight. Still better was when he'd merge the two passions, like in Page-Turner
or The Minute Waltz
. He entertained for more than 75 years, performing up to 60 shows even at 90 years old. He died peacefully in 2000, just two days after performing a concert in Denmark, on the blue here
, before dots were all the rage.
Thanks to an obscure link from jinjo
the other day for turning me on to Mr. Borge.