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"john diefenbaker" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

07:59 min | 3 months ago

"john diefenbaker" Discussed on KTRH

"Is our guest? A real honor? For me to get to talk to him. He's written a book, Little by little people I've known and been Voice actor Mel Blanc called him the man of 1000 voices. Is that about right? Richer's that not enough? Uh, no. That's that was attributed to, uh long. Cheney. You know, the silent film star we get man of 1000 faces And you know, not of 1000 voices is not very realistic. Nobody nobody can do it 1000 voices. I don't know. I've been doing my research on you. And I didn't. I never knew you did a Winston Churchill. I was going back and looking at all these and I didn't tally it up. But it's got to be a few 100. It's pretty impressive. Oh, yeah? Yeah, it would be close to 200, but not anywhere near 1000. But that's that's a little slogan that's been used. You know, time and time again. I like it. So you decide to write little by little people I've known and been a memoir. What? What did you What do you want people to walk away from this thinking? No, it's not a biography. It's It's funny things that have happened with me and Celebrities and I've been very fortunate in my career to have worked with some really big stars over the years, comics and actors, you know. And I kept a diary. So I I wrote down little funny things that happened. So then I thought, I think I've got enough for a book here and then I I started writing and You know, I've been I've been putting this book together for a lot of years. My gosh, I think the first chapter was written in crayon, You know, over those years. That was reading. I guess you started early on since you're from Ottawa, Impersonating Canadians who was the first of the Americans that you impersonated that you feel like kind of really launched your career prime minister by the name of John Diefenbaker, which would mean nothing to an American audience. But Get people from Canada. Older people who remember me doing John Diefenbaker. I did John Diefenbaker because von Meter did an album called The First Family. On Kennedy and Emma's I big seller and so we decided to do one on the prime minister and it was a big seller in Canada, and I was Like 18 years old when that came out on Capitol records. That launched my career really that record way back then I was reading that Melt. Tor May was a big part early in your career. That kind of getting you discovered at CBS. Yeah, well, Mel and I did a television. Variety show in Canada, and he had me tape all my voices, well, most of them and played them for Judy Garland, and that's how I got on the Garland Show. Yeah. Wow. Um Your relationship with Ronald Reagan. That's the first impersonation. I remember you doing. Well, well. Uh, e once said to a Ronald Reagan how come you start every sentence with well and he said, um Uh, I don't know. Do I know I said yes, you do. Well, I guess I do You know which I've been to the well once too often Love it. I love it. Has there ever been anyone that you impersonated that didn't appreciate it. That which it did not appreciate it. That didn't think it was hobbling from Hollywood squares really? Our problem. He was funny. Just didn't like me Impersonating him. I did him on Dean Martin roasts and on Hollywood squares, of course, and every time I do, um, they would cut to a shot of him and he go Knows that I would be doing. I'll get a day job that thanks. You know, that was seemed to be what he said to everything. And he was kind of the curmudgeon on this show. That was sort of his his royal. You know, it's a big problem was alcohol. Um, you know, he, uh Well, I'm telling you, there were there were some shows where they had to strap him into the chair because he was falling out. But even even though he was, you know he was intoxicated. He had Show was funny. Yeah, Yeah, he brought her personality before the reality TV era. He understood the idea of entertainment and that that's what this was all he was quick with his one liners, you know? Peter Marshall would say things to him like Paul, can you get an elephant drunk? Website. I was sure, but you'll never get it up to your apartment. I read that It took you seven years to perfect Frank Sinatra, but only several minutes to mimic Dr Phil. Well, that's true. The some come quickly, you know, Frank Sinatra stuff. Um no. Sometimes I have to hit somebody, but, uh, no, I should shouldn't say that about Frank. He was very nice to me. But Sometimes my Frankston actors, not bad, and other times I miss it. It's It's a tough voice to do. You know, I've never really heard anybody do a bang on impression of Frank. But somebody like Dr Phil, you know. Larger than life, Dr. Phil. I know, I know that you know that. I know. And if you knew that then then we both would know if you know we knew it is all Doc Doc. Dr Phil. No. He's got that kind of pronounced boys very worried, very precise, you know, And when he talks, the book is little by little. It's rich Littles account of people I've known and been When you start a voice. What, exactly When you decide, I'm going to impersonate that for a show. For instance. What is the process that you use to start that? Yeah, well, I have to listen to the person over and over and over until I get it in my head. And it takes a little time. As I said, some people come quickly but, you know Ah, voice like Donald Trump. I'm working on it all the time and Trying to make it better. And I have to have to hear it on as I said in my head before I do it and, you know And what we're gonna We're gonna build a wall. We are going to build a wall. You know, it repeats himself a lot, and it's just a rhythm of it. I'm uh, sometimes, you know, Wait, You can't decide whether you're going to do Donald Trump. Talking quietly or whether he's out of rally and used. Those are two different kinds of voices, you know. The intimate one. And then and then they sort of one worry speaking out to crowd. So yeah, that's going to take a little time. But you know, it's easy to look like Donald Trump because a lot of people do him because you just What? Paint your face red and put a beaver on your head. You know, it looks like a trolled on heat. Yeah, it I think Alec Baldwin is enjoying playing him just a little too much. It's not going away anytime soon. Why here that Donald doesn't like it. You know you you could get cruel if he overstepped the line. You know, it's okay. If you do somebody sort of been fun, but If you're making a political point, and it's cruel Um, no, that's risky. It's very risky to do that..

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"john diefenbaker" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

07:54 min | 3 months ago

"john diefenbaker" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Blanc called him the man of 1000 voices. Is that about right? Richer's that not enough? Uh, no. That's that was attributed to, uh long. Cheney. You know, the silent film star we get man of 1000 faces And you know, not of 1000 voices is not very realistic. Nobody nobody can do it 1000 voices. I don't know. I've been doing my research on you and I didn't I I never knew you did a Winston Churchill. I was going back and looking at all these and I didn't tally it up. But it's gotta be a few 100. It's pretty impressive. Oh, yeah? Yeah, it would be close to 200, but not anywhere near it. 1000, but so you that's that's a little slogan that's been used. You know, time and time again, and I like it. So you decide to write little by little people have known and been a memoir. What What did you What do you want people to walk away from this thinking? Well, it's not a biography. It's It's funny things that have happened with me and celebrities and I've been very fortunate in my career to a worked with some really Big stars Over the years, comics and actors, you know, and I kept a diary. So I I wrote down little funny things that happened. So then I thought, I think I've got enough for a book here. And then I started writing and You know, I've been I've been putting this book together for a lot of years. My gosh, I think the first chapter was written in crayon, You know, over those years. I was reading. I guess you started early on since you're from Ottawa, Impersonating Canadians who was the first of the Americans that you impersonated that you feel like kind of really launched your career, Uh, Prime Minister by the name of John Diefenbaker, which would mean nothing to an American audience. But Get people from Canada. Older people who remember me doing John Diefenbaker. I did John Diefenbaker because von Meter did an album called The First Family. On Kennedy, and it was a big seller. And so we decided to do one on the prime minister, and it was a big seller in Canada, and I was Like 18 years old. When that came out on Capitol records on that launched my career really that record way back then I was reading that Melt Tor May was a big part early in your career. That kind of getting you discovered at CBS. Yeah, well now and I did a television. Variety show in Canada, and he had me tape all my voices, well, most of them and played them for Judy Garland, and that's how I got on the Garland Show. Yeah. Wow. Um Your relationship with Ronald Reagan. That's the first impersonation. I remember you doing. Well, well. E once said to a Ronald Reagan how come you start every sentence with well and he said, Um Uh, I don't know. Do I know I said yes, you do. Well, I guess I do You know which I've been to the well once too often Love it. I love it. Has there ever been anyone that you impersonated that didn't appreciate it. Sandwich that did not appreciate it. That didn't think it was probably from Hollywood squares really? Our problem. Hey was funny. Just didn't like me Impersonating him. I did him on Dean Martin roasts and on Hollywood squares, of course, And every time I do, um, they would cut to a shot of him and he go Those that always be doing. I'll get a day job that thanks. You know, that was seemed to be what he said to everything. And he was kind of the curmudgeon on this show. That was sort of his his royal. You know, It's a big problem with alcohol. Um, you know, he, uh Well, I am telling. You know, there were there were some shows where they had to strap him into the chair because he was falling out. But even even though he was, you know he was intoxicated. He had He still was funny. Yeah, Yeah, He brought a lot of personality before the reality TV era. He understood the idea of entertainment and that that's what this was. Well, he was quick with his one liners, You know, I mean, Peter Marshall would say things to him like Paul, can you get an elephant drunk? Website. I'll sure but you'll never get it up to your apartment. I read that It took you seven years to perfect Frank Sinatra, but only several minutes to mimic Dr Phil. Well, that's true. The some come quickly, you know, Frank Sinatra stuff. Um no. Sometimes I have to hit somebody, but I know I should. I shouldn't say that about Frankie was very nice to me. But Sometimes my Frank Sinatra's not bad and other times I miss it. It's It's a tough voice to do. You know, I've never really heard anybody do a bang on impression of Frank. But somebody like Dr Phil, you know. Larger than life, Dr. Phil. I know, I know that you know that. I know. And if you knew that then then we both would know if you know we knew it is all that Dr Phil No. He's got that kind of pronounced voice. Very, very, a very precise, you know, And when he talks, the book is little by little. It's rich Littles account of people I've known and been When you start a voice. What, exactly When you decide, I'm going to impersonate that for a show. For instance. What is the process that you use to start that? Yeah, well, I have to listen to the person over and over and over until I get it in my head. And it takes a little time. As I said, some people come quickly but, you know Ah, voice like Donald Trump. I'm working on it all the time and Trying to make it better. And I have to have to hear it on as I said in my head before I do it and, you know And what we're gonna We're gonna build a wall. We are going to build a wall. You know, He repeats himself a lot, and it's just a rhythm of it. I'm uh, sometimes, you know, Wait, You can't decide whether you're going to do Donald Trump. Talking quietly or whether he's out of rally and used. Those are two different kinds of voices, you know. The intimate one and then and then they sort of one. Maurice speaking out to crowd. So, yeah, that's going to take a little time. But you know, it's easy to look like Donald Trump because a lot of people do him because you just What? Paint your face red and put a beaver on your head. You know, it looks like a trolled on heat. Yeah, I think Alec Baldwin is enjoying playing him just a little too much. It's not going away anytime soon. Well, I hear that Donald doesn't like it. You know you if you get cruel if he overstepped the line, you know it's okay if you do somebody sort of been fun, but If you're making a political point, and it's cruel Um, no, that's risky. It's very risky to do that. More of our conversation with.

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"john diefenbaker" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:57 min | 5 months ago

"john diefenbaker" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Parliament resumed today for the first full day since the death of John Turner MPS took the opportunity to offer a few words in celebration of the former liberal prime minister and the conservatives weren't just paying respect to a performer political opponent Deputy leader Candice Bergen explained that the old Progressive conservatives owed Mister Turner a debt. It seems that he saved the life of one their leaders. We have a tendency moments like this to turn men into monuments and with the prime minister with the past as an Olympian athlete and a Rhodes scholar that would be very easy to do but to Canadians who shared their stories this week of a man who remembered their names years after first meeting them of a politician who inspired them to get off the couch of an adversary with without a shred of malebolge his heart the John Turner who comes through is one who always had more interest in being a person than he ever had in being a portrait. As The Story Goes and this is a very interesting one and one when I first heard Mister speaker, I almost quite well I did question. Is this actually true and when I tell you this story for those of you who haven't heard it, I thought you're going to share my my awe in this story. So as The Story Goes The Young liberal MP John Turner and his wife were vacationing in Barbados while on the beach one morning, his wife noticed a man out for a swim who appeared to be in trouble. The surf was rough that day. There was a strong undertow and the elderly man was not a strong swimmer Mr. Turner's wife anxiously allergic her husband to the situation the young MP who was a competitive swimmer in his university days without hesitation plunged into the surf grass the man in a life-saving hold he struggled against the undertow and finally made it back to shore once on the beach Mister Turner set out to give the man mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. When the when the the resuscitated gentleman came to his senses who was the person that Mr. Turner had saved none other than Progressive conservative leader and former prime minister and the then off of the opposition John diefenbaker. Isn't that unbelievable? It's one thing running into a colleague on holiday. It's one thing running into an opposition colleague on a holiday. It's another thing back in that individual's life. But what what an amazing story and what a wonderful story I was conservative Deputy leader Candice Bergen paying tribute to the late liberal.

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"john diefenbaker" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

05:46 min | 9 months ago

"john diefenbaker" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Four day and ray tonight is my final night filling in for Dan he will be back on Monday on Monday I will be back in my regular position afternoon news anchor on WBZ newsradio we're talking tonight with commercial Marshall she's a former United States chief protocol that she wrote a book of called protocol there enough the power of diplomacy how to make it work for you it it's interesting how some of these things Aug cross from yeah I'd obviously people in the government would have to do it but I we can actually play a little bit to do your own life if you want to see a little bit I guess what we we established more powerful I guess yes a hundred percent definitely more powerful you know when you take control over your interaction eight hours ago making sure that when you're in your office business you know you understand what the micro culture in my business what's expected of me when I walk into one of the meetings who runs the meeting what's the dress code as you pointed out you're making sure that you are in line with that what type of language is used in the topic and you know the office set up itself will tell you so much the way out I did Cuba cold are these private office space on it gives you a real insight into the business either and what's expected of you and how you then you're supposed to communicate that that evoke to your clients and to others all of that is exactly like what we used to do what I used to DO rather in in government and for the leadership of our country I want to take some phone calls to six one seven two five four ten thirty before we get to this think about dress codes maybe we sparked an international incident I don't know Richard though is in Ontario and joins nights I hi there Richard good evening bank integration fascinating topic in nineteen sixty two obviously the the most famous couple in the world were late president Kennedy and his beautiful wife Jacqueline Kennedy now president Kennedy was of a very good friend of the opposition leader in Canada but in the liberal party by the name of Lester Pearson now Lester Pearson was and the Nobel Prize winner and he was fighting in a general election here with with the prime minister at the time John Diefenbaker and Diefenbaker was a very crotchety individual who did not get along with anybody a little on president Kennedy so president Kennedy and Mrs Kennedy had a very formal dinner at the White House where they invited current and past Nobel Prize winners and Lester Pearson being one of them was seated right up front with with president Kennedy and Mrs Kennedy and the the prime minister of Canada was seated at the back of the room and when the photographs well it hit the newspapers in Canada the election was swayed and Lester Pearson the liberal which is like a Democrat here in Canada Diefenbaker being a conservative which is like a Republican Diefenbaker lust and hand because of this protocol Lester Pearson one and it is it's just fascinating how how what you know how protocol can can can have an influence on things thanks Richard appreciate the phone call and then the apparently there wasn't an international incident on the show but that's interesting does that is that protocol or can I mean is there a way to say Hey I'm gonna put this guy over here because I want to I want to show a point or prove a point or something yeah let's see actually that's where protocol really is very effective you're supposed to show parity it create there are these rules that you abide by and by abiding by those bold we treat everyone the same in a level playing field so when we have a rivals for instance add summit or when we have a set up of what we call the family photo we know exactly who was inaugurated when who was sworn into their position when I'm like date and we go by that so that determines who first and that determines that his last name protocol actually uses the alphabetical order of country formal name and so you have to abide by that you know the reason for it if you do it haphazard then people say well why would they like them more than they like me or what's what's behind that and then you know you have some queries and maybe there's a lack of trust in when there's a lack of trust that it breaks down in that relationship you don't have those collaborations that you were thinking I'm gonna try that the next family reunion number's gonna put everybody you know out of medical by first name or something that way I'll I wanna favorites in the family there you go perfect that's not absolutely perfect not a bad idea I want to get into this we I mentioned the the workplace dress codes in every I don't care where you work and give you work in the highest levels of government or you know and I fast food place or whatever it is some places have dress codes others have been but they've slipped off on then I think for example their office buildings and even banks and lawyers offices perhaps to do that casual Friday so you got to dress like this Monday through Thursday but Friday if you want to wear jeans and a T..

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