This collection consists of manuscript conductors' scores, and parts in manuscript or ozalid copy, of arrangements for the
Smothers Brothers TV show.
Tom Smothers was born on Feb. 2, 1937, and his
brother Dick on Nov. 20, 1938 on Governors Island,
NY; both were students at San Jose State College;
together, they began a song and comedy act leading
to appearances at San Francisco's Purple Onion,
the Blue Angel in New York, and other nightclub
stints at Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and
elsewhere; co-starred in the television situation
comedy The Smothers Brothers show (1965-66), The
Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69, 1970), The
Smothers Brothers show (1975), and The Smothers
Brothers special and series (1988-89); they both
starred in the Broadway production, I love my
wife; Tom owns a winery in Kenwood, CA, and has
starred in the films The silver bears, Get to know
your rabbit, A pleasure doing business, Serial,
There goes the bride, Pandemonium, and Speed zone;
Dick appeared in the film Casino (1995).
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