Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 540: The Inimitable Charles Grodin is available for listening on demand


The Inimitable Charles Grodin

Original Airdates: May 28-30, 2021
TVC 540.4: An encore presentation of December 2012 conversation with Charles Grodin, the actor known around the world for his appearances in such films as Rosemary’s Baby, Catch-22, Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid, Seems Like Old Times, and the Beethoven movies, as well as his popular CNBC talk show, his daily commentaries for CBS Radio, and his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Late Show with David Letterman, and other late-night talk shows. At the time he appeared on our program, Charles had just released The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk, an informative and entertaining DVD that offers hands-on, straight-shooting, real world advice about acting schools, the audition process, the world of agents, and many other things that one must know when considering a career in show business. That DVD is still available from Amazon, while proceeds from all of Grodin’s earnings from the sales of The Perils of Show Business will be donated to The Lend a Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Charles started to help people in need who are not covered by any other organization.

Charles Grodin, Lee Strasberg, and Andy Rooney
Original Airdates: May 28-30, 2021
TVC 540.5: From December 2012: Charles Grodin talks to Ed about why Lee Strasberg, by his own admission, was a better teacher than actor; what makes a good talk show host and a good radio commentator; and Grodin’s own approach to acting, which includes listening, responding, and the ability to personalize the journey of whatever character he plays. At the time he appeared on our program, Charles had just released The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk, an informative and entertaining DVD that is still available from Amazon. All of Grodin’s earnings from the sales of The Perils of Show Business will be donated to The Lend a Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Charles started to help people in need who are not covered by any other organization.

Charles Grodin and the Personalization of Acting
Original Airdates: May 28-30, 2021
TVC 540.6: From December 2012: Charles Grodin talks more about his “personalization” approach to acting, as well as how some of the choices he made in selecting roles changed over the years. He also shares a few poignant memories of his friendship with Johnny Carson. Charles Grodin passed away on May 18 at age eighty-six.

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