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Shecky Greene, Legendary Las Vegas Headliner, Dies at 97

Posted on AllSides December 31st, 2023
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Shecky Greene, the legendary Las Vegas headliner and stand-up comedian who entertained audiences for years while battling demons that included stage fright, alcoholism, prescription-drug abuse and gambling, died Sunday. He was 97. Greene died at his home in Las Vegas of natural causes, his wife of 41 years, Marie Musso Greene, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also was known for his dozens of appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he served as an occasional guest host. Greene’s garrulous act in the 1950s and ‘60s helped transform...

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