Ernie Kovacs’ birthday
Originally shared by Kenneth Johnson
January 23rd Memoriam Spotlight: Ernie Kovacs was a genius writer, director, actor and television innovator who created many of the „bits” still in use today. Admired by his peers and those who recognized his talents, Ernie was also fortunate enough to be married to Edie Adams, who was left with a huge tax bill when Kovaks died way too soon in a car crash just shy of his 43rd Birthday. Ernie did not believe the tax system was fair and simply refused to pay his taxes. Edie refused help from friends and fellow entertainers, working in movies, television and making commercials to pay the IRS.