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From Broadway to Busts

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Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Lawrence Holofcener wrote for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," Sammy Davis Jr. and Merv Griffin.

After becoming one of the top songwriters around, he decided to walk away and take another risk -- he wanted to be an actor. Not only did he become an actor, he made his debut on Broadway in "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off." He even went on to star in "Hello, Dolly!" with Carol Channing and in "Fiddler on the Roof."

Before he knew it, he had written plays for Broadway and found himself staging art shows at museums.

Now, at the age of 85, he's a respected painter and sculptor. One of his most famous pieces is a tourist destination in London.

He's used two simple words to guide him through his amazing life: why not?

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  • Posted 1:00pm February 12th, 2011

    How lucky, or how many times can one be so lucky to get a job in a field, one desires, but knows nothing about? This does not sound like a real world. Some of us have had a similar path and experiences of doing what one wanted, creating innovative, original work, but "paying," not being paid for it. Good for Mr. Lucky Charm!

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