Woody Woodbury

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Woody Woodbury
Background information
OriginUnited States
OccupationsComedian
Actor
Talk show host
Websitehttp://www.woodywoodbury.com/
 
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Woody Woodbury
Background information
OriginUnited States
OccupationsComedian
Actor
Talk show host
Websitehttp://www.woodywoodbury.com/

Robert “Woody” Woodbury (born February 9, 1924) is an American comedian, actor, television personality and talk show host. He is perhaps best known for his best-selling comedy albums of risqué stories, most of which were released in the early 1960s. Woodbury was among the first standup comedians to receive a gold record.

In 1962, Woodbury replaced Johnny Carson as host of the game show Who Do You Trust? when Carson left to succeed Jack Paar in helming The Tonight Show, a job for which Woodbury had also been competing.

Woodbury hosted The Woody Woodbury Show, a ninety-minute talk/variety show which aired weekday afternoons (in most markets). It ran from August 28, 1967 to June 13, 1969.

Woodbury’s most substantial film role was that of "Uncle Woody" in 1964’s For Those Who Think Young (with James Darren, Tina Louise and Paul Lynde). Among Woodbury’s other film appearances: Safe At Home (with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, 1962); Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (TV movie with Fred MacMurray and Donna Mills, 1975); Super Fuzz (with Ernest Borgnine, 1981); and Hardly Working (with Jerry Lewis, 1981).

Woodbury continues to perform standup comedy, mostly in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area, his home base for many years.

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