Comedian David Frye Death?

Comedian David Frye, who rode a wave of popularity in the 1970s with realistic, biting impressions of Richard Nixon, died at the age of 77.

His death was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest and he died in Las Vegas.

After doing impersonations of movie stars, David Frye began to introduce politics to his act in the mid-1960s and his career exploded.

Do you remember David Frye's impersonations?

asked by Luke in Celebrity | 2393 views | 01-30-2011 at 10:46 PM

Not many young people remember David Frye these days, but in the late 1960s and early 1970s he was one of the country's top comedians.

Born David Shapiro, Frye’s career took off when he began headlining clubs and appeared on shows such as Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.

David Frye had a wide-ranging cast; however he specialized in impersonations of big political figures like Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace and Nelson Rockefeller.

After Nixon resigned in 1974, David Frye said to the New York Post in 1998, "it was a shock to lose my greatest character."

answered by Cameron | 01-30-2011 at 10:47 PM

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