Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs

Diana Rico, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $19 (388p) ISBN 978-0-15-647250-0
This straightforward portrait of Kovacs (1919-1962), creator of such mid-'50s TV characters as Percy Dovetonsils and the Nairobi Trio, details his first wife's kidnapping of his children, his compulsive gambling and his abundant generosity. According to PW , ``Rico falters . . . in her attempt to describe what it was about Kovacs's weekly shows that so delighted viewers.'' Photos. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-0-15-147294-9
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