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Monday, September 26, 2005

You Learn Things When People Die

When a celebrity dies, you learn things about them that somehow get lost in the shuffle during their lives. Don Adams, so hilarious on Get Smart had a more interesting history than I would have guessed:

In 1941, he dropped out of school to join the Marines. In Guadalcanal he survived the deadly blackwater fever and was returned to the States to become a drill instructor, acquiring the clipped delivery that served him well as a comedian.

Maxwell Smart was a Marine. There is something shocking about that.

Read the obituary.

Update: More.

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