Celebrity impersonator Rich Little gives back to Las Vegas community with donation to Salvation Army
Legendary comedian and impersonator Rich Little gives back to the Las Vegas community with donation to the Salvation Army.
Rich Little will present a check for $8,000 to benefit Salvation Army’s SEEDS of Hope and Homeless Services programs, in honor of his late wife.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Check presentation: 2:15 p.m.
31 W. Owens Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89030
About Rich Little
U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes and Barack Obama…Rich Little has a voice for every administration. Infamous for his skewering of political figures, Little has charmed, amused, intrigued and gotten the best of politicians from here to his native Canada. A master mimic of more than 200 voices, Little continues to impress with regular stops around the United States and Canada.
In his early 20s, Little was discovered while working in the United States. His friend, singer Mel Torme, then on the musical team of CBS network’s “The Judy Garland Show,” asked him to make a tape. Instead of the usual impressions, Little did voices nobody did, including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Dennis Weaver. Garland thought it was great, particularly his James Mason, and Little was signed to the show.
Little has appeared on TV variety shows starring Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Glen Campbell and Dean Martin, as well as on series such as “Laugh-In,” “The John Davidson Summer Show” and “The Julie Andrews Show.” Little also had his own variety show in the 70s and was the star of the TV show “KopyKats.” Little was a guest host early on for “The Tonight Show,” hosting 12 times. He quickly became a household name sitting in one of the “Hollywood Squares” and went on to do the “Muppet Show.”
Named “Comedy Star of the Year” by the American Guild of Variety Artists, Little was the perpetrator of nine comedy albums and three HBO comedy specials, as well as the Emmy Award winning specials “Rich Little’s Christmas Carol” with “W.C. Fields” as Scrooge, “Humphrey Bogart” as one of the ghosts and “Paul Lynde” as Bob Cratchit.
Little is currently starring in “Jimmy Stewart & Friends” at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.