Sunday, January 25, 2009

Remembering Victor Borge

Last evening we were watching PBS on TV and they were doing a special on Victor Borge, The great Dane. We have always found his humor delightful and funny. This year would have been his 100th birthday. What a beautiful, loving smile he always had and his talent on the piano was never fully seen by his audience.

We were so fortunate to see him in person in around 1997. He was performing at a local college and we were so anxious to see him. He had to cancel once because of illness, but he finally did show up and we were so happy to be there. I remember he walked on stage and stood quietly for a very long moment and then, finally, a huge puff of smoke came out of his mouth. All he said was "Mexican food" and the place went up for grabs.

Victor Borge, a wonderful talent, beloved man and such an entertainer. I am so glad that the TV specials can remind us how much we enjoyed this man.

7 comments:

  1. Hello Susan!

    Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment. So glad you dropped by to say hello! It is always so exciting to meet new and wonderful bloggers! Britt-Arnhild, a dear heart and I enjoy her lovely blog and travels so much!

    Victor Borge will surely be missed, such a wonderful talent with a beautiful smile. Hope you drop in to say hello again soon!:o)

    Smiles...

    Beverly

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  2. He was GREAT and thats a fact. The seatbelt on the piano bench was ALWAYS may favorit and it ususally came out after some poor opera singer hit her first high note. not to mention his puncuation shtick.... classic and classy - funny is never needs to be crass does it. He was great..

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  3. We just watched that a couple months ago with the boys. Josiah thought it was hillarious. We joked about him funning around at his piano recital.

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  4. My clearest memory is his sitting on one end of the piano bench and sliding off the other. He was a great entertainer. Did anyone ever get to hear him play a piece from beginning to end.

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  5. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you.Happy Birthday, Dale!!! Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your day, 65th!!! Blessings and may you & Sus enjoy many many more birthdays together for many years. Your birthdays are only 8 days apart! Celebrate and Celebrate. And take 11 months to recover!!. Keep the Schnitzel above the unterhosen :) Love, cb

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  6. Anonymous5:40 PM

    We loved Victor Borge. Not just his piano playing but his readings with the noises he made for the punctuation marks. Laugh!!!!!. So he would have been 100??!! He has neat dvds of his performances. cb.

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  7. Anonymous5:40 PM

    We loved Victor Borge. Not just his piano playing but his readings with the noises he made for the punctuation marks. Laugh!!!!!. So he would have been 100??!! He has neat dvds of his performances. cb.

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