By Billy Crystal
To aid his relatives, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, labored jobs, having just one day every week to spend along with his family members. in line with Crystal's one-man Broadway convey of an analogous identify, "700 Sundays"--referring unfortunately to the time shared by means of an adoring father and his dedicated son--offers a heartfelt, hilarious memoir. images all through.
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His immigration forms said he was also from Russia, but recent information has him from Finland. Julius had been an actor in the Yiddish theater. He translated King Lear into Yiddish and he played Lear with Sophie playing Cordelia. He also wrote a book called The Tyranny of God. They lived for a while in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Brooklyn when Dad was around nine. I once asked Grandma Sophie, Why did they live in Grand Rapids? ” My Aunt Marcia was one of my favorites, a beautiful red-haired blue-eyed woman, with a great sense of humor.
Oh, I never needed an alarm clock. I was never late for school. M. you’d hear him every morning, like a Jewish rooster, waking up the neighborhood. ” This was not just a cough, it was a plea for help. Once he was done coughing, the farting would start. A true Whitman Sampler, every kind you can imagine, and some you can’t possibly think could come from a human being. The problem was, he couldn’t hear it. And when you’re a little kid, that noise is the funniest thing you ever heard in your life, and he would keep talking, as he tooted away.
He had the mime ability of a circus clown, and he could do magic tricks, and would always use one of us as his assistant. He seemed more like our older brother. He was the uncle you could play with. He was an artist, who had actually been ordered by Eisenhower during World War II to interpret the war on canvas. His first assignment was D-Day. His life story would later become a docu22 7 0 0 Sundays mentary film directed by my daughter Lindsay, for HBO. The Gabler side was Mom’s family. She was one of six brothers and sisters.
700 Sundays by Billy Crystal