Monday, February 08, 2010

World's Fastest Cartoonist: Nino Falanga

I don't know much about Italian cartoonist, caricaturist, TV and film actor and director Nino Falanga. There was a certain time when you could see him on TV on Jack Paar, for instance, drawing caricatures in a minute or less.

He also did work behind the camera, for the animation departments at MGM and UPA, and did live action film and TV work (both behind and in front of the camera) in the US, Italy and Spain.

Here he is on the American game show To Tell the Truth. The celebrity panel is composed of Kitty Carlisle, Durwood Kirby, Gene Rayburn and Peggy _____ (I forget her last name- she was on a zillion game shows in the 60s and 70s). While the celebrities are guessing who is the real cartoonist, the contestants are drawing caricatures of them.

In the last minute of the show the real Nino Falanga stands and does a live caricature drawing of host Bill Collins.

3 comments:

David said...

Mike it is Peggy Cass, who is originally from Boston.

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks, David!

Zach Trenholm said...

Thanks for finding, posting this Mike---would have missed it otherwise!