How many of you are familiar with impressionist Rich Little? Did you also know that he was born right here in Ottawa (Canada’s capital)? I would like to introduce you to him today.
Little was born on November 26, 1938. Little was an usher at the Elgin Movie Theatre in Ottawa where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of the theatre. He started his amateur acting career at Ottawa’s Little Theatre, winning his first acting award at the Eastern Ontario Drama Festival in Deep River, Ontario.
In 1979, Little recorded, on videotape, a one-man adaption of A Christmas Carol called Rich Little’s Christmas Carol. You can purchase this, with other recordings, from his official website at Rich Little.com.
The best way to show just how talented he is, allow me to show you a few YouTube videos that showcases some of his appearances.
An interview with Rich little:
There are so many more on YouTube. I’d do a search on the site to find more. His best work, in my opinion, is when he was performing at roasts. I hope you’ve all enjoyed this.