Godfrey Cambridge - Classic 3 CD set

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Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge (February 26, 1933 - November 29, 1976) was an African American comedian and actor. He was especially popular in the late 1960s and early 1970's as a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows. He had originally received a scholarship to study medicine but opted for an acting career instead.

Cambridge appeared both on stage and screen. Memorable film roles include Watermelon Man, where he plays the lead character, a white bigot who one day wakes up and discovers his skin color has turned to black, and The President's Analyst, where he plays a depressed government agent. He also had a starring role in the 1970 Ossie Davis adaptation of the Chester Himes novel Cotton Comes to Harlem of the same name. He perhaps reached his largest audience in a series of comical television commercials for Jockey brand underwear. Cambridge is also remembered for his starring role in Beware! The Blob, a sequel to the The Blob, as well as appearances on several syndicated television programs, including Car 54 Where Are You ("The Curse of the Snitkins"), The Dick Van Dyke Show ("The Man From My Uncle"), and I Spy ("Court of the Lion"). He had a number of starring theatrical roles, both on and off Broadway, including his Broadway debut in Nature's Way (1951). He later appeared in The Blacks, in a performance that earned him an Obie award in 1961. He also did a stock version of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum four years later. In addition to acting, Cambridge was a well-known as a standup comedian who appeared on The Tonight Show and other television shows. His routines were imbued with biting sarcasm and trenchant topical humor that was common in comedic circles at the time.

Godfrey Cambridge died of a heart attack at the age of 43 while on the set of the movie Victory at Entebbe, in which he was to portray Idi Amin. Amin claimed Cambridge's death was "punishment from God." It is possible the frequently overweight Cambridge's habit of yo-yo dieting contributed to his early demise, as his death was preceded by a rapid weight loss.Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge (February 26, 1933 - November 29, 1976) was an African American comedian and actor. He was especially popular in the late 1960s and early 1970's as a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows. He had originally received a scholarship to study medicine but opted for an acting career instead.

Cambridge appeared both on stage and screen. Memorable film roles include Watermelon Man, where he plays the lead character, a white bigot who one day wakes up and discovers his skin color has turned to black, and The President's Analyst, where he plays a depressed government agent. He also had a starring role in the 1970 Ossie Davis adaptation of the Chester Himes novel Cotton Comes to Harlem of the same name. He perhaps reached his largest audience in a series of comical television commercials for Jockey brand underwear. Cambridge is also remembered for his starring role in Beware! The Blob, a sequel to the The Blob, as well as appearances on several syndicated television programs, including Car 54 Where Are You ("The Curse of the Snitkins"), The Dick Van Dyke Show ("The Man From My Uncle"), and I Spy ("Court of the Lion"). He had a number of starring theatrical roles, both on and off Broadway, including his Broadway debut in Nature's Way (1951). He later appeared in The Blacks, in a performance that earned him an Obie award in 1961. He also did a stock version of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum four years later. In addition to acting, Cambridge was a well-known as a standup comedian who appeared on The Tonight Show and other television shows. His routines were imbued with biting sarcasm and trenchant topical humor that was common in comedic circles at the time.

Godfrey Cambridge died of a heart attack at the age of 43 while on the set of the movie Victory at Entebbe, in which he was to portray Idi Amin. Amin claimed Cambridge's death was "punishment from God." It is possible the frequently overweight Cambridge's habit of yo-yo dieting contributed to his early demise, as his death was preceded by a rapid weight loss.

FIRST CD: GODFREY CAMBRIDGE - THEM COTTON PICKIN DAYS ARE OVER - NEW CD

Track Listings:

1. Is that the way he really looks?

2. I'm a bad luck drunk

3. Airplanes - Next time take the train

4. Theater in the sky

5. The Manual of Arms and other put-ons

6. The Gadfly Overseas

7. New Hobbies - Sky Diving

8. Is Black Muslim Really a Textile?

9. Las Vegas and other goodies

SECOND CD: THE GODFREY CAMBRIDGE SHOW

Track Listings:

1. Las Vegas - Sodom and Gomorrah West

2. Topless and the New Sexual Objects - Elbows

3. Godfrey Tees Off

4. Accident Prone

5. Clothes and the Man

6. Movies

7. Cambridge Italian Style (Part 1)

8. Cambridge Italian Style (Part II)

9. Non Violent Crime

10. Negro Violent - Black Power

11. Yellow Power

THIRD CD: GODFREY CAMBRIDGE - TOYS WITH THE WORLD

Track Listings:

1. KKK

2. Negro Astronauts

3. Why Lord

4. Maids

5. Put-Ons

6. Tarzan

7. Discotheques

8. Topless

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Godfrey Cambridge - Classic 3 CD set
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