Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forgotten Comics: Richard M. Dixon

Richard M. Dixon became successful due to his extraordinary resemblance to our 37th President. Well, I say successful - in fact he's more of an obscure trivia question, but I did read somewhere that he ran a comedy club in Connecticut for a number of years.

The highlight of his career was probably appearing in hoaxter Alan Abel's The Faking of The President in 1974 (wherein "fake Nixon" confesses to Watergate crimes and steals flowers off the grave of FDR's dog).

We have a clip - of course - of Dixon at work in 1980's equally obscure Bill Murray vehicle Where The Buffalo Roam.