LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Crosby, the deadpan mangler of the English language who thrived in the 1960s, '70s and '80s as a television, nightclub and casino comedian, has died. He was 93. Crosby's daughter-in-law, Maggie Crosby, told The New York Times that the comic died Saturday of heart failure in Los Angeles. Early in his career, Crosby had realized he needed a gimmick to differentiate himself from the burgeoning generation of comedians who were achieving fame on the many network TV variety shows. 'I was looking around for fresh ideas, and I kept hearing people misuse words,' he told […]
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