Las Vegas Legends

 

"You have a nice personality, but not for a human being. "
- Henny Youngman

 

Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

Dean Martin Live in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra
with Dean Martin

Jerry Vale

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Elvis

Lola Falana

Don Rickles

Sonny & Cher

The Supremes

Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows

Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Louis Prima

Pat Cooper

Johnny Carson

Mort Lindsey

Liberace

Joan Rivers

Las Vegas Postcards

Totie Fields

Wayne Newton

George Carlin

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

Redd Foxx

Las Vegas & The Mob

Henny Youngman

Rodney Dangerfield

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1970s

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1960s

More on How Las Vegas Has Changed Over the Years

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Henny Youngman : Las Vegas Legend

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Las Vegas entertainer the late, great Henny Youngman was known as the 'King of the One-Liners' because of his rat-a-tat-tat delivery. If you didn't like one joke there would be another along in just a few seconds.

Youngman has been virtually forgotten by modern audiences, perhaps because he was already an old man by the 1970s when he could be seen on TV and in gambling meccas like Lake Tahoe and Vegas. Still, he was a top draw at the time and a favorite opening act for the biggest stars on the strip due to the gails of laughter that would come at his corny jokes.

"I once wanted to become an atheist,
but I gave up - they have no holidays."

- Henny Youngman

Part of the comedian's appeal was that he had a few stinkers in his act, but different audiences laughed at different material so it all worked great no matter where he was, in the big lounge or smaller venues and showrooms.

"Do you know what it means to come home at night to a
woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little
tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. "


Here's Henny Youngman at his funniest, on The Merv Griffin Show a very popular syndicated afternoon talk variety program.



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Las Vegas Funnyman
HENNY YOUNGMAN


"I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back."

"My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle."

 

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Las Vegas Legends