Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3774 - I have stopped blogging on weekends for the most part, as of last year.
However, I ran across this info and found a comic book connection as well...
This date, January 13th of 1962, Ernie Kovacs was killed in an auto accident at the age of 42 after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles, California, while driving in a rainstorm.
Ernie's life can be read at his Wikipedia entry, here.
I was a little surprised at how many different things he did during his brief lifetime, including being an actor in several films, including 'North To Alaska', which he is credited being in the comic book version, as shown in the top right photo. (Dell Four Color Comics #1155 cover dated December 1960.)
Ernie also had a 'Ernie Kovacs Dept.' feature in Mad Magazine during the late 1950s.
Being a kid of nine years of age at Ernie's passing, I didn't get to see that much of him on TV or films, but I do remember seeing him, and enjoying his roles!
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