Tiny Tim

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Herbert Buckingham Khaury, 12 April 1932, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 November 1996, Minneapolis, USA. Eccentric entertainer Tiny Tim played regularly on the New York Greenwich Village circuit during the early/mid-60s. With his warbling voice, long scraggly hair and camp mannerisms, he specialized in show tunes dating back to the musicals of the 20s. Following an appearance in the movie You Are What You Eat, he secured a regular spot on the highly rated Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In comedy series. The comic incongruity of this middle-aged man, who sang in a cracked falsetto and played the ukulele proved novel enough to warrant a Top 20 US hit in 1968 with ‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me’. Several albums and tours followed and at the height of his media fame he attracted a mass audience for his live television marriage on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show to the young girl he called ‘Miss Vicky’ (Victoria May Budinger). His...

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