Friday, March 27, 2009

Buffalo, New York: Al Boasberg's Gravesite

For those who are paying a visit to Millard Fillmore's grave in Forest Lawn Cemetary in Buffalo, there's a far different type of celebrity only a few hundred yards away. And this isn't a plug for the grave site of musician Rick James, although it could be.

Meet Al Boasberg, one of the funniest men in show business in the 1930's. Let's put it this way. Remember the stateroom scene in the Marx Brothers' movie, "Night at the Opera"? Boasberg wrote it.

The marker at left is correct. We're still laughing at one of the great comic minds of his generation. He'd like that.

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