Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘contender’? PART III

Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘contender’? PART III

Would you believe folks, the author has discovered yet another television and entertainment industry personality who – in retrospect- though both lauded and despised in equal measure, was portrayed by the identical host actor who was also recently identified as having brought to life the historical characterization of the former Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev?

Thus, the necessity for this third installment involving the man known to world history as “Mikhail Gorbachev”.

Yes, inconceivable as it may seem, empirical analysis has revealed this is so and, on this occasion, it will be revealed that, after becoming a legend in the world of comedy as “Lou Costello” and before assuming his role on the world stage as “Mikhail Gorbachev”, his host actor (iconic Hollywood actor Rod Steiger and the hidden father of the “late” Burt Reynolds AKA Marlon Brando) also starred as the obstreperous, loquacious, and often controversial host – get this folks – of ABC’s popular Monday Night Football and, the inaugural host of a show that would go on to become a cornerstone of corporate network television, the comedy sketch franchise, Saturday Night Live!

Indeed, grab your crash helmet, for this installment shall prove to be yet another wild experience on the unpredictable roller coaster ride known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation! Continue reading “Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘contender’? PART III”